The Sigma Education Department develops online nursing continuing professional development (NCPD)* materials to help nurses grow and excel in their profession. Along with online courses, the education department offers NCPD through events and webinars.

Webinars (and accompanying materials) are freely and openly available in the Sigma Repository. Repository login is not necessary.

If a webinar is Sigma NCPD eligible, the item record will contain the necessary information. Look for the Sigma Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) Opportunity heading in the Description field.

This collection contains a series of webinars hosted and published by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) on topics surrounding the topic of COVID-19.

If you are interested in viewing all of the webinar series in this community, please go back to the community homepage to see the complete listing of series-based collections.

*Accreditation: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.​

Recent Submissions

  • Lived experiences of emergency department nurses during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What we have learnt and how we can plan for the future 

    Simic, Megan (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2023-06-01)
    Understanding the feelings, perceptions and attitudes of emergency department (ED) nurses who worked on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic is essential for the growth and resilience of the healthcare workforce. ...
  • Nurse-led at home management of patients with COVID-19 

    Clement, Sherry; Hayes, Barbara; Sullivan, Erica; Craig, Kathleen (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-03-29)
    This webinar demonstrates the process by which experienced Registered Nurses adapt and respond to a pandemic emergency, by implementing skills in care coordination, home safety assessments, patient education and caregiver ...
  • Utilizing creative teaching strategies for meaningful virtual deliberate hands-on nursing skills practice during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

    Morrill-Stoklosa, Cara; Clark, Bernadette (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-03-08)
    Discussion and demonstration of creative teaching strategies and tools utilized for remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. These strategies allowed for instructional consistency in promoting hands-on deliberate ...
  • COVID-19 vaccinations: Learning from the past 

    Breckenridge, Diane (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-02-03)
    This webinar discusses the history of vaccinations, beginning with the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic and ending with the COVID-19 pandemic. It also discusses best practices to address vaccination hesitancy along with other ...
  • Working as a school nurse during the COVID-19 global pandemic 

    Christensen, Katie; Voss, Michele (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-09-28)
    In this webinar, two school nurses discuss the major lessons learned from the challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic in school nursing during the 2020-2021 school year. They describe the positive takeaways and identify ...
  • Nurses' lived experience of caring for COVID-19 

    Prue-Owens, Kathy; Sublett, Karen; Wild, Kelly; Asakura, Yuki; Justus, Dana (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2021-09-22)
    A group of Colorado Nursing Professionals united to conduct a phenomenological descriptive qualitative study that describes the lived experiences of Nurses who cared/prepared to care for COVID-19 patients. Specifically, ...
  • Addressing vaccine misinformation in nursing 

    Choi, Kristen; Knighton, Shanina C.; Perkins, Danielle (American Nurses AssociationSigma Theta Tau International, 2021-06-29)
    Nurses, as the most trusted profession, have a large role to play in addressing vaccine misinformation among other nurses as well as the public. This webinar will describe common areas of vaccine misinformation and hesitancy ...
  • Understanding the science behind self-care and post-traumatic growth 

    Wei, Holly
    This webinar explains the concepts of post-traumatic growth, resilience, an ENERGY Self-Care Model, and the science behind the self-care strategies. After completing this webinar, audience will understand the concepts of ...
  • Advocacy: Strategies for staff under stress 

    Tomajan, Karen L. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-12-02)
    These are some unprecedented times, requiring new skills and ways of thinking. Some of the challenges we are experiencing included: Societal and demographic changes Political and social divisiveness and unrest Health ...
  • Nursing leadership through the time of COVID-19 

    Catton, Howard; Dai, Hung-Da (David); Gitembagara, Andre; Iro, Elizabeth; Jakab-Hall, Charlotte; James, Iris; Kenna, Rachel; Kumar, T. Dileep; Leme, Ana Julia; Madigan, Elizabeth A.; Moore, Martie; Nandili, Mary; Stilwell, Barbara; Waterman, C. Joannah (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-09-24)
    Just five months following the State of the World’s Nursing Report release, nurses and nursing organizations are dealing with the global game changer that is COVID-19. The pandemic has impacted nurses, nursing ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Building a culture of ownership during COVID-19 

    Dent, Robert L.; Tye, Joe (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-08-12)
    Does your organization engage employees, providers, volunteers, and all others within the organization? Is there a strong sense of pride and a spirit of fellowship? Do your employees have a commitment to the values and ...
  • Nurses drawdown: A new nursing community for climate solutions 

    Huffling, Katie; Cook, Cara (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-29)
    Join us for an inspiring webinar describing the newly launched Nurses Drawdown. Nurses have always known that the best way to prevent needless suffering and disease is through strong and effective public and population ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Tips and tricks: Students in virtual clinicals 

    Durham, Carol F.; Owens, Angela; Wechter, Susan M.; Wells-Beede, Elizabeth (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-25)
    Virtual Clinical Simulation is increasingly being implemented to support nursing students in meeting the learning outcomes for courses at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. This presentation provides helpful ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Transitioning into practice: Myths vs. reality 

    Marshall, Lois Sarah; Maykut, Colleen (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-22)
    As a new nursing graduate and/ or nurse in your first year of practice, you may be bombarded by a lot of information re: licensure exams (NCLEX), getting your first job from resumes to interviews, and so much more. Friends, ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Replenish at work: Micro-restorative practices to promote well-being 

    Alvarez, Catherine; Mulligan, Pamela C. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-11)
    Identify how an integrative approach to well-being improves awareness of self-care and self-care practices for nurses. Components of mindful awareness, emotional intelligence, and self-compassion will be discussed, followed ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Tips and tricks: Keeping students engaged in an online environment 

    Dino, Michael Joseph S.; Stec, Missi (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-06-11)
    Online learning environments provide the unique benefit of extending educational access to students at any time and place. However, there are numerous challenges related to thoughtful engagement of students, assessment of ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Pearls and pitfalls of virtual programming 

    Liske, Carole D.; Luiking, Marie-Louise (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-05-14)
    Are you going virtual with your nursing programming? Innovative and creative ways to develop engaging virtual programs. Learn best practices for working with virtual planning teams, setting an agenda, choosing a platform, ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Staying positive when surrounded by negativity 

    Thompson, Renee A.; Tharp-Barrie, Kim; Clancy, Cheri (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-05-05)
    As nurses we often hear and see the worst. This has been intensified in the time of COVID-19. How do you keep positive when your colleagues are negative saying "I can't take it anymore," or "I'm so tired of this place," ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Nurturing the emotional well-being of our caregivers during the COVID-19 response 

    Kunkle, Charles (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-04-29)
    Webinar Details: The emotional scars left by this pandemic will be felt for years to come. Our primary focus as healthcare leaders will eventually shift from the physical safety aspect of care to an empathic emotional ...
  • COVID-19 Resource: Expecting the unexpected: Transition to practice in the time of COVID-19 

    Slater, Larry Z.; Coughlin, Vincenza; Ho, Mary Rose; Young, Michele (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2020-04-21)
    Webinar Details: The 2020 graduating class will forever hold a collective place in our nursing hearts. Not only have you finished your academic and clinical programs during challenging circumstances, you will also be ...

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