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Advocating for Change - Online Course

Whether you are in a formal leadership position or not, there are many actions you can take to lead to system level change.

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.

Our shared COVID-19 experience is shining a light on competencies, preparedness, social determinants of health, and leadership. And not the success story we need. Whether you are in a formal leadership position or not, there are many actions you can take to lead to system level change.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 75% of learners will identify at least one change or improvement within their professional/personal development based on the information learned during the microlearning session topic.

Resources Included:

  • Interactive Course – Nurse Advocacy at the Organizational Level
  • Microlearning Presentation – A Global Challenge: Advocacy with and for Nurses and Midwives
  • Microlearning Presentation – Nurses Effectively Advocating for Change in the Hospital Environment
  • Microlearning Presentation – Advocacy in a Time of Unknowing
  • PDF – The Six Steps to Successful Advocacy

Author Bios

Wanda Montalvo, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an innovative nurse leader and Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing with an established track record leading national initiatives to advance solutions aimed at decreasing disparity, nursing scholarship, and translating research into practice. She is co-creator of Nursing Mutual Aid, serves on the Board of NurseTRUST and the Alumni Council of Columbia University School of Nursing. She is a Sigma member of the Alpha Zeta Chapter.

Siobhan O’ Halloran, PhD, FFNMRSCI, MSc, BNS, HDip, RNT, RGN, RNID (Ireland), is former Government Chief Nurse with over 40 years experience in a wide range of clinical, academic, leadership and policy making roles.

Hsiu-Hung Wang, RN, PhD, FAAN (Taiwan), currently is Professor of Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) College of Nursing and President of Taiwan Nurses Association. She has over 30 years of experience as a nurse leader in various positions, including Policy Advisor to the National President, Deputy Minister of Health, Vice President of KMU, and Dean of College of Nursing at KMU. Her research interests include Women’s Health, Ageing and Long-Term Care, Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and Health Policy.

Warren Hebert, DNP, RN, CAE, FAAN, has advocated for home health care and nursing since 1985. He has lobbied regulatory, legislative, intermediary, and managed care organizations since 1998. Warren teaches graduate courses in health policy and has testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. Dr. Hebert's interests include transcultural nursing, aging, and family caregiving. Dr. Hebert and his wife have an adult daughter with Down Syndrome. Warren has hosted the radio program, Family Caregiving, for 13 years.

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