Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups


SGNA's Special Interest Groups are a place for SGNA members to share resources, discuss issues and develop content on specialty topics. All members are welcome to join the Special Interest Groups whether you have years of experience or you are interested in learning more. 

Special Interest Groups

Pulmonary Procedures

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be an SGNA member in good standing to participate in Special Interest Groups. Click here to become a member. 

How to Join a Special Interest Group

  • Click on the SIG you wish to join above
  • Under "SIG tasks" click on "Join this SIG"

New Leadership Opportunities

SGNA is starting three new Special Interest Groups and is seeking chairs and co-chairs for these new groups:

  • Advanced Procedures
  • Educators
  • IBD

Chairs serve annual terms and expectations include:

  • Leading development of educational resources for SIG members
  • Sharing resources and upcoming events with SIG members
  • Monitoring and encouraging Discussion Forum activity 

​The time commitment is 3-5 hours a month with increased hour around the Annual Course in May.

Click here to complete the application, email completed applications to info@sgna.org.

SIG Leadership

SGNA is delighted to announce the chairs and co-chairs of the Special Interest Groups!


Chair: Kimberly Gary, RN
Co-Chair: Kandy Mohar, BSN RN CGRN  


Chair: Rosemary J. Sexton, RN
Co-Chair: Maria Alma Estrera-Yorke, MSN RN MHA CGRN CFER  


Chair: Lisa A. Brown, ACNA AGTS CFER
Co-Chair: Michelle E. Oilar, CST  


Chair: Seeking applications
Co-Chair: Linda Thompson, BSN RN

Do you have leadership potential? Get started by participating in the Special Interest Groups. If you are interested in serving as chair or co-chair submit an applications by June 1, 2017.

Click here for the Special Interest Group leader application.

Submit applications and send any questions to SGNA Headquarters:
Email: info@sgna.org
Fax:     312.673.6694
Mail:    SGNA Headquarters
            330 N. Wabash Ave.
            Suite 2000
            Chicago, IL 60611

Special Interest Group Leader Expectations:


1.       Monitor, respond to, and generate topics in the Online Discussion Forums
2.       Share topical research and news articles with the group, at least once a month
3.       Organize educational contributions at least twice a year which can include:
           o   Webinars provided by SIG members
           o   Webinars organized by SIG members and provided by a guest speak
           o   Articles in the SGNA News or SGNA’s blog the Bottom Line written by SIG members
4.       Participate in quarterly conference calls to discuss progress to date and future plans with other SIG leaders and the Board Liaison