WITC-Superior Distinguished Alumni recognized
Indianhead Technical College is proud to recognize Hilary Lambert, a 2005
graduate of the nursing program, as WITC-Superior’s distinguished alumni for
2014. Lambert is currently employed at Essentia Health as a nurse practitioner.
“I knew I wanted a career in
which I was able to work with people and help them,” Lambert said. “I also
wanted to work with people from birth to end of life, so nursing gave me the
opportunity to do that. Nursing also gives you the opportunity to work in
various rolls and diverse populations.”
Lambert furthered her
education and received a doctor of nursing practice in 2013, completing her
doctoral project titled “Oral Health for Underserved Populations: Provider
Education”. She helped to create an oral health educational program within area
Head Starts as well as a local community health clinic. Lambert is a board
certified family nurse practitioner and has completed two medical mission trips
to Belize. Lambert was also selected to be a member of the Sigma Theta Tau
International Honor Society of Nursing and is a member of the Northern Nurse
Practitioner Association and Oncology Nursing Society.
“What I learned while at
WITC has become inherent in who I am each and every day,” Lambert explained.
“The skills and knowledge that I gained at WITC gave me the foundation to start
my career and further my education. I feel that I impact other younger nurses in
helping them prepare for their career by encouraging them to rely on their
training, but also to always be asking questions and taking every opportunity to
learn something new. You don’t ever want to stop learning. There is always
something more to learn and more education available out there we just need to
have the motivation to go out and pursue it.”
In her free time, Lambert
has taught Sunday school and organized Christmas programs at her church. She
also volunteers her time bell ringing for the local Salvation Army and helps
with Grandma’s Marathon.