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).

Creating Healthy Work Environments
Creating Healthy Work Environments | 18-20 February 2021

Virtual Conference

Audience: More than 500 nursing students and practicing nurses.

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32nd International Nursing Research Congress | 22-26 July 2021

Location: Singapore

Audience: More than 800 nurse leaders.

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46th Biennial Convention and 100th Anniversary Celebration | 6-10 November 2021

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Audience: More than 2,000 nurses from around the world.

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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

“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