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 now 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 non-series-based webinars or series of 2 webinars that are not part of an ongoing/open-ended series.

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

  • Food insecurity: What the nurse needs to know related to caring for patients and food insecurity 

    Anders, Linda (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2023-05-03)
    Food insecurity has been identified as potentially the most impactful social determinant of health. More than 2 billion people are without food or unable to eat a healthy balanced diet worldwide according to the United ...
  • Lifestyle medicine: Person-centered, high-value, evidence-based care 

    Freeman, Kelly (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2023-03-22)
    Lifestyle medicine utilizes therapeutic lifestyle interventions as a primary modality to treat noncommunicable chronic conditions such as metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Nurses and advanced ...
  • Canada's medical assistance in dying: One component of Canada's plan for commpassionate end-of-life care? 

    Wilson, Donna M. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2023-01-25)
    In June 2016, Canada’s federal government passed legislation so eligible Canadian adults can request and receive medical assistance in dying. Previously, the Supreme Court of Canada had ruled that dying people have ...
  • Realizing potential: From where you are today to where you can be 

    O'Leary, Cora (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-12-13)
    This webinar is designed to help the nurse think about their career path and how to seize opportunities as they come along in their career trajectory. The content will help the nurse reflect on their current work life and ...
  • Trick or treat? The systemic effect of diabetes cause by oral disease 

    Miller, Audrey P. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-11-30)
    The goal of this presentation is to educate nurses and nursing professionals on the significance of preventive oral healthcare behaviors that contribute to reducing the incidence of oral disease as the causal factor of ...
  • Family presence during resuscitation 

    Porter, Joanne (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-11-10)
    Ever wondered about how to speak to family members during a resuscitation? What to say, when to say it, and how to support the family during this traumatic event? You are invited to an educational webinar which will provide ...
  • A toolkit for building a high reliability organization 

    Boyd, Stephanie (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-11-03)
    Delivering high quality patient care is more challenging and complex than ever before. Despite these challenges, as nurse leaders we must strive for excellence to ensure patients receive the best care. Join me as we discuss ...
  • Sigma nurses engagement with the sustainable development goals: A call to action 

    Chiu, Patrick; Hawkins, Janice E.; Mumba, Mercy N. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-10-25)
    Over the last decade, Sigma chapters have been encouraged to incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their strategic and operational plans. In this session, Sigma's Liaisons to the United Nations (UN) ...
  • Trust me! Enhancing trust in today's healthcare environment 

    Behrens, Sue A. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-10-20)
    This webinar is the third in the webinar series titled Rebuilding Healthcare: A Leadership Webinar Series. This webinar will aim to equip nursing leaders with fundamental components to foster and build trust as a leader ...
  • Improving patient outcomes through understanding belonging 

    Morgan, Wendy; Hubbell, Maggie (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-10-12)
    Gain a deep understanding of belonging and the motivation and knowledge to change behaviors to improve patient outcomes. Engage in thought provoking activities that will give you deeper insights into the origins and impacts ...
  • Closing the gap: Team-based care models 

    Rackmil, Melissa; Sego, Emily (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-10-06)
    Staffing challenges have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing nursing leadership to reimagine models of care in both the acute care and ambulatory settings. Learn how two nursing leaders developed a team-based ...
  • Engaging with politics, policy, & policymaking: Opportunities and challenges for Sigma members worldwide 

    Castro-Sánchez, Enrique; Haghiri-Vijeh, Roya; Newman, Brooke; Polacek, Michael J. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-10-04)
    The webinar will explore the interests and skills of nurses in political decision-making and discuss opportunities to increase the minimal involvement of nurses in legislative policymaking and how to best foster more nurse ...
  • Nurse as patient: Individual and system implications 

    Foli, Karen J. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-08-25)
    In this one-hour webinar, participants will be encouraged to consider nurses as individuals in need of care and comfort. Individual/nurse and system-level implications will be discussed, especially as we examine healthcare ...
  • Cultivating psychological safety through clinical supervision 

    Sainsbury, Jess; Butterworth, Tony; Simbani, Niki; Walsh, Liz; Bosanquet, Joanne (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-07-13)
    Workplace cultures which are underpinned by psychological safety offer an environment for authenticity, honesty and most importantly safety. Employees feel that they can share their concerns, disclose their non-conventual ...
  • Student nurse externships 

    Ruth-Sahd, Lisa A. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-05-31)
    This presentation discusses the benefits of summer nurse externships for student nurses. Externships feature instruction on interprofessional collaboration in the clinical setting by forming clinical academic partnerships.  ...
  • Guidelines on prescriptive authority for nurses 

    Stewart, David (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-05-18)
    This presentation will cover the concepts and types of prescriptive authority for nurses and how they are used in the workplace setting. Core components of safe and competent prescribing will be covered as it relates to ...
  • Sustain and retain: Strategies to address the global nursing shortage 

    Shaffer, Franklin A. (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-05-10)
    The recent research released by the International Centre on Nurse Migration (ICNM) highlights the vulnerable state of the global nursing workforce in light of the pandemic and provides a blueprint for what needs to be ...
  • A shift from hospital care to home care. What changes are needed in the nursing curriculum? 

    Sanders, Ruth (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-04-26)
    This webinar will discuss the need to evaluate the current nursing curriculum. An assessment is needed to see if the current curriculum will prepare the students to meet the needs of the clients they will serve in the ...
  • The voiceover art of nursing 

    Dubbert, Shania (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-04-16)
    There are so many different avenues and career paths a nurse can take along their nursing journey. Have you ever heard of medical narration or voiceover? In this webinar, Shania speaks about her journey of blending the art ...
  • Advancing the footprint of forensic nursing practice 

    Faugno, Diana; Sievers, Valerie; Mitchell, Stacey (Sigma Theta Tau International, 2022-04-07)
    As the specialty of forensic nursing grows and evolves, research, literature, and practice guidelines will support specialty and role expansion. Education on forensic nursing topics and concepts is essential as it forms ...

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