Dr. Sandra Leh Joins Nursing Faculty


Sandra K. Leh, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CNE

Sandra K. Leh, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CNE

Immaculata University announces that Pottstown, PA, resident Sandra Leh, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CNE, has joined the faculty of the Division of Nursing associate professor of Nursing. She will work with Pre-licensure, RN to BSN, MSN, and Doctoral students.

“I am delighted and privileged to be joining the nursing team at IU,” stated Leh on her new position at Immaculata University.

Prior to coming to Immaculata University, Leh held the position of associate professor at Cedar Crest College since 2000, serving as the director of the undergraduate nursing program from 2007 to 2012.

Leh’s research interests center on nursing education and community health with a focus on serving the health care needs of vulnerable populations. Over the last decade, Leh has delivered more than 20 presentations to professional organizations and conferences in the U.S. and internationally. She has been published in the Journal of College Teaching and Learning, Journal of Nursing Education, Nursing Perspectives, Journal of Community Health Nursing, and Nursing Forum. Throughout her distinguished career, Leh has been honored for her work.  In 2005, she was the recipient of the National League for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education Promise of Nursing Regional Faculty Scholarship Award and also received several research awards from Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Theta Rho Chapter and was also the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Nursing Research Award.  In 2010, she was invited to speak at the 2010 nursing matriculation ceremony at Narh-Bita College in Ghana, West Africa.

Prior to her work in nursing education, Leh held positions as a staff nurse in the emergency room at Phoenixville Hospital and several home health care agencies.

Leh earned a Diploma in Nursing from Abington Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Penn State University. She continued her education with a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing from West Chester University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education from Widener University. Keeping current in her field, Leh retains memberships in several professional organizations including the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators, National and Pennsylvania Leagues for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society.

Located on the Main Line in scenic Chester County, 20 miles west of Philadelphia, Immaculata University is a Catholic comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher learning. On November 12, 1920, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted a college charter to the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, making Immaculata the first Catholic women’s college in the region. The IHM Sisters’ mission of educating women for more than 165 years has produced approximately 22,000 alumni worldwide and currently has nearly 3,000 students enrolled in 53 undergraduate majors, seven master’s degree programs, three doctoral degree programs, and over 40 additional professional endorsement, certificate and certification programs. Immaculata University contributes to the development of the whole person of any faith, fostering a commitment to truth, service, justice, and peace.

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