Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) produces SigmaCast, a scholarly podcast that tackles popular topics throughout all areas of nursing. Sigma members can also earn free continuing nursing education (CNE) from each episode.

SigmaCast episodes are a way for Sigma to help nurses keep up with current events, learning new facts from the latest research, find common ground with other nursing professionals from around the world, and discuss the challenges of the nursing profession around the world and how they can affect your professional work. Check back often for new additions to this exciting series.

Please note: The views, information, or opinions expressed during the SigmaCast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma), its employees, chapters, or subsidiaries. The primary purpose of the SigmaCast series is to educate and inform. This SigmaCast series does not constitute medical or other professional advice or services.

SigmaCast episodes are available for private, non-commercial use only. Advertising, which is incorporated into, placed in association with, or targeted toward the content of any SigmaCast episode, without the express approval and acknowledgment of Sigma, is forbidden. You may not edit or modify any SigmaCast. The developers of the SigmaCast series assume no liability for any activities in connection with the SigmaCast series or for the use of the SigmaCast series in connection with any other website, computer, or playing device.

Recent Submissions

  • Using social media for scholarship: SigmaCast, Episode 18 

    Acquaviva, Kimberly
    In this episode, we will discuss how one individual used social media to bring together a large interdisciplinary research team to answer a compelling research question. Host: Matt Howard, DNP, RN, CEN, TCRN, CPEN, CPN: ...
  • Research from around the world: Improving healthcare in partnership with children and families: SigmaCast, Episode 17 

    Franck, Linda S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-01-12)
    This episode we discuss the body of nursing research from Linda S. Franck, PhD, RN, FRCPCH, FAAN, a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee in July of 2020 and the Jack and Elaine Koehn Endowed Chair in ...
  • Research from around the world: Substance use disorder in the US: SigmaCast, Episode 16 

    Compton, Peggy (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-12-11)
    This episode we will be discussing the body of nursing research from Peggy Compton, PhD, RN, FAAN, a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee in July of 2020 and an Associate Professor and van Ameringen ...
  • Research from Around the World: HIV/AIDS in Africa and the US: SigmaCast, Episode 15 

    Farley, Jason E. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-12-08)
    This episode we will be discussing the body of nursing research from Jason E. Farley, PhD, MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, AACRN, a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee in July of 2020 and a professor at ...
  • Research from around the world: Immigrant health between Africa and Canada: SigmaCast, Episode 14 

    Salami, Bukola (Oladunni) (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-11-23)
    This episode we will be discussing the research of Dr. Bukola (Oladunni) Salami, a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee in July of 2020 and an Associate Professor from the University of Alberta. Host: ...
  • Research from around the world: Nursing informatics and digital health transforming healthcare: SigmaCast, Episode 13 

    Delaney, Connie White (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-11-17)
    This episode we will be discussing the body of nursing research from Connie White Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, FNAP, a Sigma International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame inductee in July of 2020 and Professor and Dean at ...
  • Managing in a stressful profession: SigmaCast, Episode 12 

    Dutton, Suzanne; Howard, Matthew S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-08-05)
    This episode we will be discussing research related to the Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing article “Evaluating the outcomes of a Web‐Based Stress Management Program for Nurses and Nursing Assistants.” The streamable ...
  • Nurse suicide and prevention: SigmaCast, Episode 11 

    Accardi, Rachael; Davidson, Judy E.; Sanchez, Courtney; Zisook, Sidney; Howard, Matthew S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-07-29)
    This episode we will be discussing research related to the Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing article “A Longitudinal Analysis of Nurse Suicide in the United States (2005–2016) With Recommendations for Action” and ...
  • Nursing: Calling for a shared vision: SigmaCast, Episode 10 

    Godfrey, Nelda S.; Hayes, Tom; Weybrew, Kary; Godsey, Judi Wheatley; Howard, Matthew S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-07-08)
    This episode we will be discussing the need for professional identity and brand recognition in nursing when working with the public and other health care professionals. Differences in professionalism and professional ...
  • Clinician Burnout: SigmaCast, Episode 9 

    Rushton, Cynda Hylton; Pappas, Sharon H.; Howard, Matthew S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-26)
    This episode we will be discussing clinician burnout, how it has impacted the profession, and what leaders and front-line staff can do to mitigate it. The authors will accomplish this by examining the National Academy of ...
  • Mental health of future healthcare providers: SigmaCast, Episode 8 

    Hoying, Jacqueline; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Howard, Matthew S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-17)
    This episode discusses research related to the Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing article "Prevalence and Correlates of Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Healthy Beliefs, and Lifestyle Behaviors in First‐Year Graduate Health ...
  • Resiliency in healthcare: SigmaCast, Episode 7 

    Chesak, Sherry S.; Kling, Juliana (Jewel); Luthar, Suniya; Howard, Matthew S. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-10)
    This episode discusses research related to the Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing open access article, "Authentic Connections Groups: A Pilot Test of an Intervention Aimed at Enhancing Resilience Among Nurse Leader ...
  • Mental health interventions for healthcare providers: SigmaCast, Episode 6 

    Sampson, Marlene; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Hoying, Jacqueline (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-05-08)
    This episode discusses research related to the Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing article, "The MINDBODYSTRONG Intervention for New Nurse Residents: 6-Month Effects on Mental Health Outcomes, Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors, ...
  • Educating in the virtual environment: Mentoring leads to success during COVID-19: SigmaCast, Episode 5 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-04-29)
    This item is part of a Sigma CNE course available to Sigma members only. The material is freely available in the Sigma Repository and anyone may access the files attached to this record and the audio streams linked below. ...
  • Predatory journals and conferences: SigmaCast, Episode 4 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-04-13)
    This item is part of a Sigma CNE course available to Sigma members only. The material is freely available in the Sigma Repository and anyone may access the files attached to this record and the audio streams linked below. ...
  • Doctoral education in nursing: SigmaCast, Episode 3 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-01-29)
    This item is part of a Sigma CNE course available to Sigma members only. The material is freely available in the Sigma Repository and anyone may access the files attached to this record and the audio streams linked below. ...
  • Bullying and incivility in nursing: SigmaCast, Episode 2 

    Sigma Theta Tau International (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2019-12-04)
    This item is part of a Sigma CNE course available to Sigma members only. The material is freely available in the Sigma Repository and anyone may access the files attached to this record and the audio streams linked below. ...
  • Preprints in nursing scholarship: SigmaCast, Episode 1 

    Gennaro, Susan; Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Sarabipour, Sarvenaz; Sullivan, Dustin; Thompson, Kimberly S.; Wielgus, Jamie (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2019-11-11)
    This episode discusses preprints. Current, there are mixed understanding of preprints and how they interact and related to the body of literature. Specifically, in healthcare related literature, there is a known gap in ...

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