All STTI Continuing Nursing Education

Here is where you'll find all the online CNE courses STTI offers, from those of our past events to all of our programs and even stand alone courses. If you would like a more narrowed down list we have ones for CNE Events, Programs, courses from the Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and those Free for Members.

2015 Biennial Convention: Claiming an Area of Knowledge as Nursing Science to Improve the Health of Marginalized Populations

Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN
In this presentation from STTI's 43rd Biennial Convention, Jacquelyn Campbel addresses holistic responses, policy formation, and interdisciplinary science in violence victimization and trauma informed care.
CNE Awarded: 1.25

2015 Biennial Convention: In the Quest for Excellence: The Role of Nurse Leaders in the Post-MDG Era

Sheila Tau, PhD
In this presentation from STTI's 43rd Biennial Convention, Dr. Sheila Tlou shares reflections on her personal pursuit for excellence and leadership and how she has used those lessons to inspire leadership in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
CNE Awarded: 1.5

2015 Biennial Convention: STTI As Edge Runner Through Serving Locally, Transforming Regionally, and Leading Globally

Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, FANSA, RN, RM
In this presentation from STTI's 43rd Biennial Convention, Hester Klopper shares details of the organization and the initiatives that have been supporting the call to action as STTI celebrates its achievements as members, chapters, and an organization as a whole.
CNE Awarded: 1.25

2015 International Nursing Research Congress: Developing and Leading a High Impact Clinical Research Centre

Wendy Chaboyer, PhD, MN, BSc (Nu) (Hons), RN
This presentation from the 2015 International Nursing Research Congress will provide practical, but also theoretically and empirically founded suggestions for developing clinical/academic partnerships for early career researchers and for developing high impact clinical research centers for established research leaders.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

2015 International Nursing Research Congress: International Research Collaboration

Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, FANSA, RN, RM
This presentation from the 2015 International Nursing Research Congress will focus on a description of pearls and pitfalls in international research collaboration.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

2015 International Nursing Research Congress: Leadership Practices to Achieve Better Outcomes for Patients and Providers

Greta G. Cummings, PhD, MEd, BNSc, RN, FCAHS, FAAN
This presentation from the 2015 International Nursing Research Congress will discuss the imperative for leadership action, present the differential outcomes for patients and for nurses of various leadership styles by nurses in formal leadership positions. An emotional intelligence framework for leadership is used. Future challenges for nursing leadership are explored.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

2014 International Nursing Research Congress: Conference Proceedings

This conference proceeding is a collection of abstracts submitted by the authors and presented at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) 25th International Nursing Research Congress. Each abstract was peer-reviewed in a double-blind process in which three scholars used specific scoring criteria to judge the abstracts.
CNE Awarded: 8.1

2014 International Nursing Research Congress: Engaging Colleagues: Improving Global Health Outcomes

Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA
This plenary for STTI's research congress will evaluate the status of the Millennium Development Goals. Specific attention will be given to health outcomes that are important indicators of achieving sustainability.
CNE Awarded: 1.1

2014 International Nursing Research Congress: Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: A Panel Discussion

Irmajean Bajnok, PhD, MScN, RN; Laura Cullen, DNP, RN, FAAN; Craig Lockwood, MNSc, RN; and Brendan McCormack, DPhil(Oxon), BScN (Hons), PGCEA, RGN, RMN
This panel presentation from STTI's research congress features six evidence-based experts speaking about perspective programs. Moderated by STTI President Hester Klopper, the purpose of this presentation is to discuss various programs of evidence-based practice in the nursing profession.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

2014 International Nursing Research Congress: Top Research Posters

In this course, learners will be able to study the top-rated research posters from Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 25th International Nursing Research Congress.
CNE Awarded: 2.0

2014 International Nursing Research Congress: Top Evidence-Based Practice Posters

In this course, learners will be able to study the top-rated evidence-based practice posters from Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) 25th International Nursing Research Congress.
CNE Awarded: 2.0
Patricia Ann Bemis, RN, CEN, LHCRM
This course will serve as a resource for nurses who desire to become business owners capitalizing on their nursing and health care practice skill and knowledge.
CNE Awarded: 3.0

CNE Article: The Development and Use of Evidence Summaries for Point of Care Information Systems: A Streamlined Rapid Review Approach

Zachary Munn BMR(NM), GradDip HlthSc, PhD
Direct from Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing this article provides a quick and easy method to review the evidence as to provide guidance to inform practice.
CNE Awarded: 1.4

CNE Article: Effectiveness of Clinically Indicated Replacement of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters

Karyn Holt, Ph.D., CNM; Kimberly Morrison, RN, MSN, PCCN
This article from Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing assesses whether current research supported the current CDC guidelines for routine peripheral IV catheter replacement in the adult population.
CNE Awarded: 0.9

CNE Article: The Effectiveness of Interventions for Improving the Research Literacy of Nurses

This article from Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing synthesizes the latest evidence on education for improving the research literacy of nurses. Course designs and formats are discussed and the best evidence presented.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

CNE Article: Evaluating the Quality, Rigour and Content of Evidence-Based Practice Point-of-Care Resources

This article from Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing aims to improve participants' capacity to appraise and evaluate the quality and appropriateness of evidence based practice point-of-care resources.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

CNE Article: Evidence-Based Nursing in an Ambulatory Oncology Setting

Meghan Underhill RN, PhD, AOCNS
This article from Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing will enable the learner to describe oncology nurse beliefs and perceived implementation of evidence-based practice EBP and explore beliefs and implementation before and after implementing an institutional EBP initiative.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

CNE Article: Outcomes of an Oral Care Protocol in Postmechanically Ventilated Patients

This article from Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing examines the impact of an oral care protocol in postmechanically ventilated patients.
CNE Awarded: 1.3

CNE Article: Stakeholder Participation in System Change: A New Conceptual Model

Tammy O'Rourke, PhD, BS/MS, RN, NP; Kathryn Higuchi, PhD, RN; William Hogg, MD, MS, MCS, BSc
This article from Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing helps the reader understand the motivations and activities of stakeholders who participate in system change.
CNE Awarded: 1.3

Coaching in Nursing

Gail Donner, PhD, BScN, and Mary M. Wheeler, MEd, RN, PCC
This continuing education course for nurses includes a hands-on guide filled with exercises, checklists, and conversation starters to help nurses incorporate coaching principles in the work environment.
CNE Awarded: 1.6

Community Health Nursing

Sarah E. Oerther, MSN, MEd, RN, CSPI
This continuing education course for nurses provides an understanding of the importance of and goals surrounding sustainable development, with specific guidance on the nurse’s role in planning and participating in projects.
CNE Awarded: 2.0

Complementary Health Approaches

This course provides a philosophical perspective of complementary health approaches, descriptions of the various therapies, precautions, and practical applications.
CNE Awarded: 6.0

Designing Simulation Scenarios: Enhancing Your Nursing Curriculum

Nancy L. Oldenburg, EdD, RN; Steve Marks, MS, RN; Bruce Williams, MS, MSN, RN, EMT, CHSE Beginning with an overview of the use of simulation in nursing, this course will provide nurses with the skills needed to integrate simulation into their clinical orientation/teaching and academic curriculum's. It addresses participant and facilitator roles, participation, and the challenges of simulation.
CNE Awarded: 6.3

Disaster Preparedness and Response

Dr. Rebmann Disaster Preparedness and Response presents an overview of a nurse’s role in planning for and responding to a mass casualty incident.
CNE Awarded: 2.5

Emergency Nursing: Understanding the Profession

Explore the field of emergency nursing – what it is and the unique role that nurses play. Other topics include who the key players are in the emergency department, the potential challenges for emergency nurses, and more.
CNE Awarded: 5.3

Exploring a Global Paradigm Shift

This course provides information on the global paradigm shift (GPS) and describes the elements of current health, healthcare providers, and healthcare systems needing a paradigm shift. It gives an overview of the process of transforming personal, inter-professional, organizational, and systems paradigm shifts in thinking, feeling, and behaving: from treating or curing diseases to elevating health levels so the disease cannot exist. The challenge to healthcare providers and healthcare systems is to apply the basic attributes of GPS: collaboration, agility, resiliency, and ethics (CARE).
CNE Awarded: 15.6

Faculty Knowledge/Skills Development Program

This program provides career and leadership development for nurse educators by utilizing a series of interactive webinars and online educational courses. It will assist new and experienced educators in developing and building skills in these areas:

The Future of Nursing: What the IOM Report Means to Me

Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN and Liana Orsolini (formerly Liana Orsolini-Hain)
This course will explore and analyze the impact of the Institute of Medicine’s report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” Other coinciding factors, such as the Affordable Care Act, will be addressed to highlight new nursing care competencies needed to secure better health outcomes. This course will also inform nurses on the best ways to prepare for future changes in health care delivery through the transformation of their own practices and the education needed to achieve those transformations.
CNE Awarded: 6.5

Geriatric Nursing Knowledge Assessment

The Geriatric Nursing Knowledge Assessment is a resource for Registered Nurses to improve expertise and ability to properly care for patients and residents in long-term care settings.

Health Care Ethics Certificate Program

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This program examines key ethical issues, terms, concepts, and ideas that can become an everyday part of nursing practice. It includes a pre- and post-assessment and 13 additional courses containing 22 ethical case studies. Each course is available to purchase individually. They can be found here: CNE Awarded: 52.5

Health Care Leadership Program

In order to ensure quality patient care in today’s health care environment, nurse leaders are expected to exhibit a broad range of leadership skills necessary to keep job satisfaction and productivity levels high and turnover rates low. The program contains a pre- and post-assessment. Each course is available to purchase individually. They can be found here: CNE Awarded: 53.1

Leadership Connection 2014: Balancing Your Volunteer and Professional Passions

Patricia E. Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN
In this plenary from Leadership Connection 2014, STTI CEO Patricia Thompson, EdD, RN, FAAN, shares the benefits of volunteering and how to balance those hours in your already busy schedule.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

Leadership Connection 2014: Models of Leadership: A Panel Discussion

Karlene Kerfoot, PhD, RN, CNAA, FAAN; Carolyn Miller, MS; Marjorie Maurer, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Kenneth W. Dion, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN
This plenary from Leadership Connection 2014 explains how leadership models are used in specific environments or situations. The four leadership styles of Transformational Leadership, K/P Leadership, Servant Leadership and Situational/Adaptive Leadership are discussed and compared.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

Leadership Connection 2014 Poster Presentations

In this course, learners will be able to study the posters from Sigma Theta Tau International 2014 Leadership Connection.
CNE Awarded: 1.2

Leading and Serving on a Medical Mission Team

Jeana Wilcox, PhD, RN, CNS, CNE
This continuing education course for nurses introduces nurses to medical mission work and shares tips and resources on how to create a personally satisfying and mutually beneficial medical mission work experience.
CNE Awarded: 1.5

Life Balance for Nurses

Kathleen D. Sanford, RN, DBA, FACHE
Life Balance for Nurses will assist professional nurses to make informed, thoughtful choices based on an understanding of the importance of both personal and professional life balance.
CNE Awarded: 4.2

Managing Social Media Use and Policies

Pamela Ressler, MS, RN, HN-BC
Designed for nurse leaders, this course will outline the benefits of using social media in health care. It will also cover appropriate use, privacy regulations, and developing social media policies.
CNE Awarded: 4.0

Mastering Informatics: Companion CNE Course

Patricia P. Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS; Charles M. Boicey, MS, RN-BC, CLNC, CPHIMS
This course is written by the top informaticists in healthcare, the book covers everything from planning and analysis to designing, testing, training, implementing, maintaining, evaluating, security, patient safety, analytic, mobility and much more. The content in the book Mastering Informatics: A Healthcare Handbook for Success and the additional online information will help prepare you for the ANCC board certification exam in nursing informatics (RN-BC).
CNE Awarded: 30.6

Multigenerational Nursing Teams

Rose O. Sherman, RN, EdD, NEA-BC
Multigenerational Nursing Teams will enhance knowledge about the four different generations to successfully navigate working within multigenerational teams. Learn strategies to improve communication, resolve conflicts and provide effective, generation-specific coaching. This course also includes learning activities which can be immediately applied in the work setting.
CNE Awarded: 3.4

The Nurse Instructor Educational Course

Patricia A. Keresztes, PhD, RN, CCRN
The Nurse Instructor Educational Course helps you to understand nursing education as you evolve as a faculty member. Like many others who have come before you, you may not have had any formal training or experience in education or teaching methods. The focus is on understanding curriculum and course development, teaching methods and evaluation strategies, and the use of technology and social media in nursing education.
CNE Awarded: 4.2

Nurse Manager Certificate Program

Created for nurses, by nurses with both academic and clinical expertise in leadership and management. Each course contains didactic content and learner activities designed to involve and engage the learner. Continuing education contact hours are awarded for successful completion of each course. When a minimum of 70 hours of content has been completed, the learner will receive a Certificate of Completion for Sigma Theta Tau International's Nurse Manager Program. Each course is available to purchase individually. They can be found here: CNE Awarded: 106.0

Preparing a Professional Presentation: How to Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of Speaking

Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN
Whether it is a presentation to a hospital board or speaking at a conference, nurses have many opportunities to present their ideas, research, and experiences. However, it can be difficult to present that information in a professional manner. This engaging course addresses how to speak in a professional setting and how to avoid "The 7 Deadly Sins of Public Speaking."
CNE Awarded: 1.7

Professional Appearance and Behavior: Putting Your Best Foot Forward with Etiquette

Kathleen D. Pagana, PhD, RN
From interdisciplinary teams to business meetings, it has become common for nurses to participate in settings where making a professional impression is important. This course provides practical guidance on dressing appropriately, making introductions, and networking successfully.
CNE Awarded: 1.9

Providing Excellent Palliative Care

Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN
This continuing education course for nurses provides a case study example of quality care at the end of life, and also demonstrates how to effectively communication with a health care team for desired quality of life.
CNE Awarded: 1.5

Reducing Agitation in Elders with Dementia

Linda A. Gerdner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Using a case study of an Italian-American, this continuing education course for nurses provides information on how to decrease and/or prevent the frequency and severity of agitated episodes in elders who are diagnosed with dementia.
CNE Awarded: 1.5

Return to Nursing: A Refresher Program

Return to Nursing: A Refresher Program is designed for nurses who have been out of the nursing workforce for several years and would like to return to work in a clinical setting. This program consists of two parts: Part 1: Review of Essential Concepts and Recent Changes in Health Care contains seven interactive online courses; Part 2: Review of Systems and Common Illnesses contains 10 video presentation courses.
CNE Awarded: 32.5

Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse Program

The 2015 version of this program adds new content to the existing courses in the program and includes new courses on issues relevant to today's nurse.

This program serves as a guide with practical tips and techniques which are not normally taught in nursing school. It focuses on successfully making the transition from student to professional nurse, minimizing legal risks, managing relationships, social media in health care, and other aspects of nursing which occur at and away from the bedside. Each course is available to purchase individually. They can be found here:

Working With Challenging Families

Dannielle Gilyan, MSN, RN, CEN; Kathleen D. Sanford, MA, MBA, RN, DBA, FACHE, CENP
Nurses confront difficult people in every aspect of their working life. In health care, the challenges come not only from patients, but from families. This course provides information on why families may be acting difficult and how to address these situations.
CNE Awarded: 1.8

Working With Disruptive People

This course will discuss some of the more common types of disruptive behavior you may experience in your work place. You will also learn why such conduct occurs from a scientific standpoint. Knowing the reason why some people behave this way builds the foundation for the final portion of the course, where you will be given information about how to effectively manage disruptive behavior in a positive and empowering way.
CNE Awarded: 3.8



Sigma Theta Tau International is accredited as a provider of continuing education for nurses (CNE) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Course authors attest that no relevant financial relationship exists between them and any commercial supporting entity which would present a conflict of interest or commercialize their presentation content.

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