As the only global honor society for nurses, Sigma connects supporters and sponsors to top-tier nursing professionals across the world. Today’s Sigma members are leaders at all levels in the healthcare industry and are active in advancing world health. Membership in our organization stands for excellence, and supporting Sigma gives you an unmatched opportunity to connect with the best and brightest health professionals.

About our membership

We are clinicians, researchers, faculty members, and more.

74% Clinical
23% Academic
3% Other

We are experienced.

We are well-educated.


have a master's degree


have a doctorate degree

Our members represent a variety of nursing specialties and areas of interest, including but not limited to:

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Cardiovascular
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency/Disaster Nursing
  • Endocrine/Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Promotion/Wellness
  • Informatics
  • Medical/Surgery
  • Mental Health/Psych
  • Pediatrics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgical/Peri-operative
  • Women's Health

Event Opportunities

For exhibits, sponsorships, website, and print program advertising opportunities at these events, please contact or  +1.317.634.8171 (International).

45th Biennial Convention | 16 - 20 November 2019

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Audience: Nearly 2,500 nurses from around the world.

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Nursing Education Research Conference | 26 - 28 March 2020

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Audience: Nearly 600 nursing faculty. Proudly co-hosted with National League for Nursing.

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31st International Nursing Research Congress | 23 - 27 July 2020

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Audience: More than 800 nurse leaders.

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Leadership Connection conference | (even years)

Next conference: 11-13 September 2020
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Audience: More than 450 Sigma chapter officers, students, clinicians, and educators attend to learn more about chapter operations and nursing leadership relevant to their area of practice.

Exhibit at Congress
Creating Healthy Work Environments | (odd years)

Next Conference: 19-21 February 2021
Location: Austin, Texas, USA

Audience: More than 700 nursing students and practicing nurses.

Who should exhibit at Sigma events?:
  • Academic Programs
  • Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  •  Background/Drug Testing/Compliance
  • Book and Journal Publishers
  • Career Counseling Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Continuing Education Providers
  • Education Technology Producers
  • Government or State Health Agencies
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Health and Wellness Product Providers
  • Hospital and School Equipment Suppliers
  • Insurance Providers
  • Medical/Health Product Companies
  • Medical Records Providers
  • Nursing Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Professional Development Providers
  • Recruitment/Staffing
  • Scrubs and Accessories
  • Simulation, Technology, and Skills Lab Providers
  • Test Prep Providers/Assessment
  • Travel Nurse Recruiters
Sponsorship opportunities exist for nursing faculty, leadership, research, and practice:
  • Table top exhibits
  • Sponsorships
  • Print program advertising
  • Website homepage leaderboard

Nursing Leadership & Professional Development Grants

Sigma currently provides immersive leadership and professional development programs via focused institutes and symposiums on maternal-child health, nursing faculty, and nursing administration.

Visit our leadership website to learn more about current programs or contact to discuss how you can be recognized for your support via a grant from your foundation or through a corporate sponsorship of a leadership program focused on a critical and/or transformational healthcare topic.

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Nursing Research Grants

Sigma and its grant partners award more than US $200,000 annually in seed and major grants (US $5,000 to US $20,000) to nurses working to continuously improve nursing education, nursing leadership, and, above all, patient care excellence. 

Visit Sigma’s grants website for a list of current grants and grant partners.

If you are interested in partnering with Sigma on the awarding of a research grant in a specific area of need, please contact


Nursing Leadership Education Grants

The majority — and sometimes 100 percent — of Leadership Education Grant applicants accepted to present their nursing research at a Sigma educational conference are unable to attend if they do not receive financial assistance to help offset registration and travel expenses.

With your support, we can help deserving nurses in practice or academe attend a Sigma conference to share their work and to network with nurse leaders from around the globe — what many have deemed a “life-changing experience.”

If you are interested in partnering with Sigma on the awarding of a of Leadership Education Grants, please contact or submit this online application.

“I received a grant to attend Leadership Connection and found it a life-changing experience. I met Sigma experts in my field of geriatrics who were very encouraging and personally interested in my work. I am EXTREMELY grateful for the financial help to get to this conference,and want to thank Sigma for all its help.”

— Amy Ellis, Leadership Education Grant Recipient