Faculty Bio


Lisa Ruth-Sahd, D.Ed., RN, CCRN, CEN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Coordinator, NUR 210


  • BS, York College of PA (1983)
  • MSN, Villanova University (1988)
  • DEd, Penn State University (2004)


  • Registered Nurse
  • Certified in emergency nursing
  • Certified in critical care nursing


  • Basic Principles in Nursing Practice
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (MS in Nursing)

Research Interests

  • Intuitive knowing
  • Holistic nursing care
  • Women as learners
  • Educational teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical setting
  • Clinical related topics and case studies


  • Adult Education Graduate Student Research Award, AERC-CASAE, 2004
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, Xi Chi Chapter, 2003
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Adult Education, Penn State University, 2002
  • Nightingale Award Winner of Pennsylvania for Nursing Education, 1999

Recent Publications

  • Ruth-Sahd, L.A., & Schneider, M. A. (2013). Faculty and student perceptions toward attendance policies in baccalaureate nursing programs. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Ruth-Sahd, L. A., & Wilson G. (2013). Perioperative nursing: A collaborative nursing course. Journal of Perioperative Nursing.
  • Ruth-Sahd, L. A., & Beck, J. A., (2013). Seeking tenure while working in academia: A phenomenological study. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.
  • Ruth-Sahd, L. A., Zulkosky, K., & Fetter, M. (2011). Carbon monoxide poisoning: How to recognize it in critical care. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.
  • Ruth-Sahd, L. A. (2011). Use of student dyads to enhance clinical performance and improve patient outcomes. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Recent Presentations

  • Seeking Tenure While Working in academia: A phenomenological study. Sigma Theta Tau International Conference Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013.
  • Student attendance, attitudes and beliefs. Sigma Theta Tau, Annual Nursing Research Conference, York PA, 2012.
  • Use of student dyads to enhance clinical performance and improve patient outcomes, Sigma Theta Tau Annual Research Conference, York, PA, 2011.
  • What the BEEP is B.O.O.P.? Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia: Challenges in critical care nursing. Challenges of Critical Care Conference, Hershey, PA. 2010.
  • Collaborative partnerships: Fostering transformative learning in nursing student externs. 40th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2009.


  • Member, advisory board, Lancaster General College RN to BSN Program, 2010-present
  • Member, Parish Nurse Team, St. Leo Catholic Church, Lancaster, PA
  • Board member, Penn Manor High School Football Booster Club, Millersville, PA


  • Preceptor for eight nursing education graduate students, 2008-present
  • Reviewer, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing journal, 2004-present
  • Developed and implemented nurse extern program, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA
  • Expert witness, several law firms, 1999-present