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Student Nurse Externships - Online Course

This course is available for FREE to Sigma Members.
This presentation discusses the benefits of summer nurse externships for student nurses.


Accreditation:  Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This course is available for FREE to Sigma Members.

This presentation discusses the benefits of summer nurse externships for student nurses. Externships feature instruction on interprofessional collaboration in the clinical setting by forming clinical academic partnerships. Externships, very similar to the transition-to-practice residency programs, align with clinical immersion experiences to reinforce the nursing education values of safe patient care, clinical reasoning, and holistic decision-making.

This course will retire after 6th June 2025.

Learning Outcomes:
After participating in this course, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the value of nursing externships
  • Describe the benefits of nursing externships for student, faculty, and institutions
  • Develop strategies to build collaborative partnerships

Speaker Bio:

Lisa Ruth-Sahd, DEd, RN, CCRN, CEN, CNE, CCFP, ANEF

Dr. Ruth-Sahd is a Professor of Nursing at York College of PA and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the MS and DNP program. Ruth-Sahd received her Master's in Nursing Education from Villanova University and her doctorate in Adult Education from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Ruth-Sahd has extensive experience as a critical care and emergency nurse and as a nurse educator. She is certified as a compassion fatigue specialist. She has been the recipient of the Nightingale Award for Nursing Education. Most recently Dr. Ruth-Sahd has been accepted into the American Nurses Association Fellows for Nursing Education.

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