How is this virtual academy different from the other Sigma academies?
This virtual academy is only completed online, utilizing Zoom video/web conferencing for bi-weekly meetings. There will also be ongoing discussions on The Circle, Sigma's online professional networking platform.
Sigma offers other academies that combine in-person and virtual components over a longer period of time, which differs from our virtual academy.
What if I don't know how to use The Circle?
Sigma staff created a Frequently Asked Questions resource about The Circle. Follow the link below for more information.
FAQs - The Circle
Will participating in this academy guarantee I will be published in a nursing journal?
No. At end of program you will have a submission-ready journal; however, acceptance is based upon the discretion of the journal in which you submit your work. All questions about submission should be directed to that journal.
How long is this virtual academy?
This pilot will last between 6-9 months.
What is a pilot program? What does that mean to me?
By participating in this pilot program, you will help Sigma enhance the experience of the program for future cohorts.