Fall Virtual Conference
“A Vision for 2020 and Beyond: Celebrating Nursing”
Keynote speaker will be the Sigma President
November 7, 2020
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Time
Richard Ricciardi, PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, is the 33rd president of Sigma. Each president presents a call to action to help guide members and chapters as we strive to fulfill our mission. President Ricciardi call asks us to “infuse joy" to achieve Sigma's vision of global nursing excellence.
President Ricciardi's call asks us to infuse joy into all we do. All healthcare workers face challenges that can trigger burnout, such as staffing shortages, incivility or violence, lack of control in the workplace, barriers to education, and misaligned policies and regulations. Instead of viewing these issues as insurmountable and inevitable, he asks us to seize the opportunity to improve our experiences and work cultures.
As Sigma members, we are well-positioned to infuse joy into practice in clinical, administrative, research, and policy settings. President Ricciardi’s call to action highlights three essential elements – the ABCs – that promote joy: Awareness, Balance & Purpose, and Co-creation. Our conference will have breakout sessions focused on the ABCs.
Afternoon breakout sessions will feature podium and poster presentations based on our call for abstracts. One session will focus on education and the other on clinical practice.
Our closing speaker is Angie Strawn, EdD, RN, immediate past president of Omicron Delta. She will help us to “Celebrate What’s Right With Nursing.”
Since this virtual session will be recorded, all presentations will be available for viewing after the conference. *Continuing education credit available ranges from 5.1 to 9.3 contact hours, depending on how many sessions you attend or view later.