Group Participation Policies
A group may be from any professional setting where nurses or nursing students* work or learn, such as schools of nursing, hospitals, other clinical settings, national/international nursing organizations, professional groups/consortia, or health-related businesses.
*Nurses and current nursing students must hold or currently be enrolled in an appropriately accredited BSN program or above.
These are examples, only. Item types may be applicable to more than one group setting.
Schools of Nursing
For detailed information on acceptable content types visit:Content
To share presentation materials (posters, podium/oral presentations) visit:Event Materials
The Sigma Repository has devoted three collections to student works. One collection for general student works that includes capstone projects. Another collection is devoted to traditionally formatted master's level theses. The final collection is devoted to traditionally formatted doctoral level dissertations.
All groups must nominate a liaison that will serve as the point of contact for Sigma Repository staff. This person will facilitate a working relationship between the group and the Sigma Repository. The liaison will coordinate with the group members/personnel to provide and relay information, implement internal procedures to ensure participation success, and ensure a positive, thriving working relationship between the group, submitters/copyright holders, and the Sigma Repository.
Group Representation in the Sigma Repository
Groups receive all benefits to individuals, plus:
Tip: Quantification of global impact is valuable when asking administrators and funders for support, and when providing statistics for promotion or tenure.
Tip: Group participation works best if the materials submitted to the repository are created as part of employment (i.e., works for hire) and copyright is held by the group as corporate author.