GI Nurses and Associates Week

GI Nurses & Associates Week

SGNA is excited to celebrate the 6th Annual GI Nurses and Associates Week, March 25-29, 2019. This year's GI Nurses and Associates Week is all about sharing YOUR story. Each day will focus on stories from our members in the themes of membership, inspiration, education, collaboration and celebration. 

Online resources coming soon! 

See below for all of the highlights from 2018 GI Nurses and Associates Week. 

Friday, March 30: Time to Celebrate YOU

As we wrap up the 5th Annual GI Nurses and Associates Week, we want to dedicate this day to celebrating YOU. Thank you for your passion to provide the safest, highest-quality patient care possible. Check out the video below to see how your fellow SGNA members celebrated this week:


Continue to share your photos to SGNA Headquarters and posting on Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #Proud2BGI.

Thank you for a great week!

Thursday, March 29: How Would You Describe Your GI Team?

Gastroenterology professionals rely heavily on their team and consider them as family. We asked our members to describe their team in one or two words and here are a few words that stood out the most:

The power of teamwork is very evident in the gastroenterology community. Take a moment out of your day to send a colleague on your team a certificate of appreciation or a thank you card to acknowledge their hard work and dedication. 

Wednesday, March 28: What Will You Discover with SGNA Education?

Become the go-to person on your team by staying up-to-date with best practices and relevant industry updates, while continuing to build your knowledge-base with online, print and in-person education.

SGNA is dedicated to providing continuing education for our gastroenterology nursing community. With a variety of offerings now available, look to SGNA for cutting-edge topics and contact hour opportunities.

Hear how your fellow SGNA members have taken advantage of SGNA education:

"SGNA gives us educational resources (print and online) at discounted prices. In addition, I love the Annual Course and all the topics it has to offer." -Aileen L., UCLA Medical Center  

"Being a part of SGNA helps me stay up-to-date with new nursing endoscopy guidelines." -Tammy Bilyeu, RN CNIV CGRN, Medical Center Health Bowling Green  

"SGNA has given me the chance to further my training by completing the Advanced Technical Associate Certification. I will also be attending the annual conference in May and cannot wait to bring back what I learn there to my team." - Meagan Horter, Aurora Southern Lakes 

"SGNA has provided me with excellent educational opportunities and also allowed me to share my expertise with others in various ways." - Gail Crowe, RN BSN CGRN, The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Register for Today's Webinar: ERCP 101

Join SGNA for today's webinar,  ERCP 101, at 6:00 pm CT, presented by Kimberly Venturella, BSN RN DIPL CGRN.

Are you new to the gastroenterology practice or considering finally stepping up and investing in your future by training in this therapeutic procedure? This is the course for you if endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) is new to you! We will cover what this procedure is, how it is performed and why we perform it. This webinar will also provide an overview of the equipment used, how and why. It will cover risk vs. benefit, as well as personal safety.

Register for the 45th Annual Course

Through more than 100 education sessions at SGNA's 45th Annual Course, you can earn up to 34.25 contact hours, while gaining tools and knowledge to enhance your performance and improve patient care.

Register by April 6, 2018 to save $75 on your full Annual Course registration fee. 

To give you a sneak peek of this year's lineup, the SGNA Editorial team spoke with an Annual Course presenter, Betty McGinty, MS HSA BS RN CGRN. Betty will discuss how to develop a stronger team through centralization of high level disinfection, a matter she is personally invested in. Check out her Q&A on The Inside Tract to find out what you'll learn from this session.  

Take Center Stage Next April: Submit an Abstract for the 46th Annual Course by June 8, 2018

SGNA is looking for leaders and experts in the field, just like you. Submit an abstract for the 46th Annual Course, April 14-16, 2019, in Portland, Oregon by June 8, 2018. Presenting at the SGNA Annual Course gives you the opportunity to hone your presentation skills, demonstrate expertise and receive recognition as a leader in the field. 

Please note this call for abstracts is only for oral podium presentations at the 46th Annual Course in 2019, not for poster or webinar presentations. Contact Krista Baum with any questions.

Discover the Latest in GI with the Gastroenterology Nursing Journal

Did you know you can receive 30% off CEs from the Gastroenterology Nursing Journal? As part of your membership, not only do you receive a free subscription but you can also obtain discounted contact hours with the discount code SGNA on the website.

Tuesday, March 27: What Inspires You to Be GI? 

We hope your GI Nurses and Associates Week is off to a great start! Each of you inspires those around you with the dedication you show in serving your patients and delivering quality care. Today we are focusing on who and/or what inspires you to be part of the GI and endoscopy specialty. 

Hear stories from your fellow SGNA members about how they were inspired to get involved in GI:

Who is your biggest professional inspiration? Send them an eCard to let them know!

Share your GI story by emailing SGNA Headquarters, or post on Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #Proud2BGI.

Monday, March 26: Celebrating SGNA Members

SGNA is kicking off the 2018 GI Nurses and Associates Week by celebrating YOU as members and hearing how SGNA membership advances your practice and the GI specialty. First, we want to thank you for all that you do as a member of SGNA to impact our society and patient care at your organization. We would not be where we are today without your passion and dedication.  Show your SGNA pride by submitting a photo with your membership card or pin to SGNA Headquarters, or post on Facebook and/or Twitter using the hashtag #Proud2BGI.

Refer a Friend

If you have a colleague who is not yet a member, encourage them to join SGNA with our exclusive referral program

Stories from Your Fellow Members

"SGNA offers me a great deal of education and resources which I'm able to share with my team. We've been able to improve our endoscopy processes because of these resources. I've also become a better GI tech with the opportunities given to me through SGNA. I smile when I see the caption 'Proud to be GI' because I truly am." -- Deborah Smith, RMA GTS Eaton Rapids Medical Center 

"I'm thankful for SGNA for sharing and helping to grow my education about the GI world. SGNA had given me wonderful new friends. I'm thankful for the opportunity to continue to grow in my knowledge of GI." -- Vicki Johnson, RN CGRN St. Luke's Hospital 

"I have been able to network with many different nurses and staff in the GI specialty through SGNA. You meet people from all over the United States coming from all different backgrounds. It is great to be able to share ideas and ask questions with others in the same specialty. There is this sense of connection almost immediately because you understand what they are talking about. It takes a special person to be in the GI specialty." -- Alana Hernandez, BSN RN CGRN, Rockford Gastroenterology 

"SGNA has given me the opportunity to become an expert GI nurse. Through education activities and collaboration with other GI colleagues, I have continued to learn the most updated care for patients available. Providing optimal patient care has always been my goal in nursing and SGNA has helped me succeed at this." -- Janet King, BSN RN DIPL CGRN, Massachusetts General Hospital

It is clear that the SGNA community is passionate and #Proud2BGI. Make sure to check your email inbox every day this week for special announcements and updates.


GI Nurses & Associates Week 2018 is generously supported by: