Free Resources for Nurses

Online Resource Center


Nursing Centered

Sigma’s online resource center includes timely stories and nursing information from Sigma nurses and chapters worldwide, from their view, in their voice. With a clean and refreshed design, it's easy to find all Sigma articles, member stories, videos, webinars, and SigmaCast episodes all in one place. Best of all, you can earn free nursing continuing professional development credits by watching select webinars and listening to each episode of SigmaCast.



Journal of Nursing Scholarship

Sigma's scholarly research journal is one of the most widely read and respected healthcare journals internationally. Ranked 2nd among 118 nursing journals with a 2017 impact factor of 2.662. Access a free sample issue.

Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based nursing journal and primary source of information to improve patient care. Ranked 8th among 118 nursing journals with a 2017 impact factor of 2.143. Access a free sample issue. 



Sigma Repository

A free Sigma resource that provides nurses and nursing students a place to self-archive and disseminate research and evidence-based practice materials. Submissions to any collection under the Independent Submissions community undergo peer-review prior to acceptance. 

Free Online Nursing Continuing Professional Development

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Providing Excellent Palliative Care

Using a real-life case study, you'll learn about the difference between palliative care and hospice, and identify three simple services a nurse can implement for patients and families. The study demonstrates how effective communication with a healthcare team provides for a desired quality of life and allows one to prepare for a peaceful demise.

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Coaching in Nursing

Whether you are looking for a coach or looking to become a coach, this course will provide skills and knowledge to assist you.

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Reducing Agitation in Elders With Dementia

This course will provide you with knowledge on how to decrease and/or prevent the frequency and severity of agitated episodes in elders who are diagnosed with dementia.

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Sigma is hosting a series of free webinars with content taught by experts in communication and debriefing, ethics, and more.

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Graduating During a Pandemic: Navigating the Unknown

Participants will reflect upon their recent losses and explore mechanisms to prepare for their journey entering into professional practice.

Nursing School During a Pandemic: Navigating the Unknown

Strategies for prioritizing competing concerns will be presented to help promote continued academic success in the months ahead.

Read inspiring stories from Nursing Centered.

Resiliency, from a nursing student’s perspective

I hear that I am strong, time and time again, in my email, on social media, and from my friends and family. So why do I feel so useless?

To the nursing students derailed by COVID-19

When things are happening that are out of your control, you feel powerless. So, what can you control? 

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