Sally Stern

Sally Stern

Interim Associate Dean; Lecturer in Nursing

McInnis 237

Joined Eastern: 2018


M.S.N. Villanova University
B.S.N. Bloomsburg University 
RNC-OB Certified Inpatient Obstetrics

NPD-BC Certified Nurse Professional Development

CCE  Certified Childbirth Educator


With over 32 years of nursing experience, 10 years teaching nursing clinical, and a strong commitment to women’s health and her faith, Sally brings expertise to Eastern.  Prior to becoming an obstetrical nurse, she worked in a medical surgical setting and step down telemetry. As an obstetrical nurse, her first passion was in Labor and Delivery and she worked at Lankenau Medical Center’s L&D unit for 21 years. Her career expanded when she became the clinical nurse educator for the OB unit; covering the nursery, L&D and Postpartum. In her time there, she became certified in Nursing Professional Development Specialist and assumed leadership roles in implementing newborn skin to skin, developing a program to employ cardiac monitoring for mothers postpartum, facilitating collaborative simulation drills with a multidisciplinary team, and leading a system level committee at Main Line Health on policy and procedures.

Additionally, she has taught nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and taught clinical for Jefferson University. She has been a mentor to new nursing graduates in the Nurse Residency program at Mainline Health. She has worked on the Southeastern Planning committee for AWHONN and has been a guest lecturer there. She frequently lectured in programming at Main Line Health for Perinatal safety, Obstetrical trauma, and Obstetrical Nursing for new nursing hires.

She is active in her church, Bible study, and spending time with her husband and two children. In her remaining free time, she enjoys taking care of her dog and gardening.

Courses Taught at Eastern

NURS 250: Nursing Academic Essentials

NURS 390: Maternal Child Health Nursing

NURS 402: Leadership in Nursing Practice

Why I Teach at Eastern

Since my youth, I have wanted to be either a teacher, nurse, or in Christian ministry. Teaching nursing at Eastern provides an amazing bled of all those!  Eastern’s holistic approach to nursing incorporates spirituality to nursing, and I believe that it can be applied to teaching students as novice nurses as well.  I embrace the warm and nurturing environment Eastern provides as it prepares competent, caring and holistic nurses.

Posters and Presentations

2016 Publication

Schanne, L., Stern, S. & Hand, C. (2016).  From Chaos to Competency: Implementing a new competency model across a multihospital system. Journal of Nursing Education 47(3).

2015 Poster Presentation: ANPD Conference in Las Vegas July 13, 2015

From Chaos to Competency: Implementing a new competency model across a Multihospital System

2015 Poster Presentation:

Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL), Gettysburg, PA October, 2015. 

Two Hearts: One Patient Experience

Professional Affiliations
  • The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
  • AWHONN Southeastern PA Planning Committee
  • Sigma Theta Tau International