SIG Virtual Communities Jenny Shinsky Membership/Leadership Specialist
About SIG VCs Every SIG has it’s own Virtual Community Great way to promote SIG Share information Increase communication
What are they used for? Announcements –Scholarship Information –Deadlines Calendar –Meetings –Events
What are they used for? Minutes Agenda Leadership SIG Newsletters Photos Communiques Industry News ONS National Announcements
What are they used for? Discussion Forum –Benefits to members Ask Questions Share Ideas –Benefits to SIG Coordinators Get newsletter article ideas from what members are saying
Online Mentoring ONS offers each SIG the ability to have an online mentoring program –Meet nurses with similar interests –Strengthen skills –Expanded network
Online Mentoring Acute and Critical Care Breast Care Cancer Genetics Chemotherapy Clinical Trial Nurses Ethics Home Care Nurse Practitioner Pain Management Pharmaceutical/ Industry Nursing Targeted and Biological Therapies
Online Mentoring If interested in having your SIG involved in the program contact Jenny Shinsky 412-859-6320 firstname.lastname@example.org
Logging In Remember to log into the VC to take advantage of benefits. –Sign up to receive announcements via e-mail –Sign up to receive calendar events via e-mail –Discussion Forum
Logging In Log in using ONS Profile –To create a profile or to obtain forgotten username and password visit https://profile.ons.org https://profile.ons.org Share log-in information with your members.
Main Virtual Community Resources for SIG Leaders ONS SIG Newsletter Publication Schedule SIG Policy and Procedure Manual SIGnal Election Materials http://sig.vc.ons.org/
Update Your VCs Keep all VC areas up-to-date –If content never changes, SIG members will not use VC. –Keeping SIG members informed and updated will get the more involved. –If there is a change in leadership, please inform ONS.