Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (MS in Nursing)
Healthy work environments
Holistic nursing care
Women as learners
Educational teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical setting
Excellence in Nursing Mentorship from Eta Eta Chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International, 2014
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
Smith, C. A. & Ruth-Sahd, L.A., (2015). Reducing the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting begins with risk screening: An evaluation of the evidence. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing.
Boyle, M., Ruth-Sahd, L.A., & Zhou, Z. (2015). Fecal microbiota transplantation in the management of resistant clostridium difficile infections. Critical Care Nurse.
Ruth-Sahd, L.A., & Schneider, M. A. (2014). Faculty and student perceptions toward attendance policies in baccalaureate nursing programs. Nursing Education Perspectives.
Ruth-Sahd, L.A. (2014). What lies within: Phenomenology and intuitive self-knowledge. Creative Nursing.
Dillman, J., Mancas, B., Jacoby, M., & Ruth-Sahd, L.A. (2014). A review of the literature: Differences in outcomes for uninsured versus insured critically ill patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.
Promoting an awareness of optimal patient outcomes through interprofessional collaboration in a nursing externship program. American Nurse Association Quality Conference - On the Front Line of Quality: The Future of Health Care, Orlando, FL, 2015.
Successful treatment with fecal microbiota transplant in the management of recurrent clostridium difficile infections. The 19th challenges in Critical Care conference, Hershey, PA, 2014.
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.
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, 2010-2013
Wrote and received Great-to-Greater grant (with Dr. Melissa Schneider) to provide a continuing education program on gerontological nursing in 2015.
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, 2000-present