Kris Lambert, Ph.D., RN

Professor
Director of the Resilience Program

Dr. Kris Lambert believes it is an honor and a privilege to work at PLNU in the School of Nursing. Teaching mental health allows her the opportunity to share her passion for those dealing with mental illness with young nurses and in so doing, help to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Mental health needs are found in all areas of healthcare. In understanding the importance of mental health and wellness, students are able to practice self-care and in turn, promote mental health by instilling hope in those they serve. Lambert's goal is to provide students with the tools they need to provide safe, compassionate, skilled care to patients and their families.

Education

  • Ph.D., Nursing Research, University of San Diego 
  • M.S.N., Executive Nurse Leadership, University of San Diego 
  • B.A., Liberal Studies/Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA 
  • A.S., Nursing, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles
  • A.A., Psychiatric Technician, Ventura College, Ventura, CA 

Courses Taught

  • GNSG 6023L Mental Health Role Practicum
  • NSG 4050 Nursing of Communities: Mental Health Focus
  • NSG 4051 Nursing of Communities: Mental Health Clinical Practicum
  • NSG 2055 Changing Minds, Changing Lives
  • NSG 3055 Mindful Self Compassion
  • PSY 1001 Psychology of Personal Development

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Community Advocate, 2018-current
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, President Zeta Mu at Large, 2018-current
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Member Zeta Mu at Large, 2007-current
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2007-current
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Member, 2005-current

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Mindful Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities, Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, 2021
  • Resilience Building in Middle School Aged Children, Warren Walker Middle School, 2021
  • Navigating Parenthood in a Changing World, Warren Walker Middle School, 2021
  • Building Student Resilience: An Innovative Program to Build Resilience, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, 2019
  • Building Student Resilience in College-Aged Students in the Increasingly Challenging Collegiate Environment Changing Minds, Changing Lives, Podium Presentation - The Resilience Consortium, University of Pennsylvania, 2018
  • Recovery Resilience Innovations: The ABCS of Resilience, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, 2016
  • Integrating the Lived Experience of Recovery and Recovery Principles into Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Graduate and Undergraduate Curriculum Interactive Panel Member, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, 2015
  • Collaborating with Peer Support Specialist one an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit to Reduce Stigma in Undergraduate Nursing Students, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, 2015, Poster Presentation: 1st Place
  • Healing Our Profession ACT on Anger Using Mindfulness, Kaiser Permanente Visiting Scholar Workshop Presenter, 2015
  • Transitions to Practice: Using the Recovery Model in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Webinar Presentation, 2014
  • Jensen ME, Pease EA, Lambert K, Hickman DR, Robinson O, McCoy KT, Barut JK, Musker KM, Olive D, Noll C, Ramirez J, Cogliser D, King JK., (2013 May). Championing person-first language: a call to psychiatric mental health nurses. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association, 19 (3): 146-151. doi: 10.1177/1078390313489729. Epub 2013 May 22.
  • A New Paradigm in Nursing Education: Rare Event Training: Student-Directed High Risk Scenario in the Psychiatric Mental Health Acute Care Setting, Poster Presentation, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, 2013.
  • Integrating Recovery Principles for Undergraduate Educators: Tools and Strategies, Webinar Presentation, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2013
  • Using the Language of Recovery in the Acute Care Setting, Mayo Clinic Nursing Symposium Visiting Scholar, 2013
  • Trauma in the Healthcare Setting, Magic Mirror on the Wall: Using Reflective Practice and the Theme of Hope to Reduce the Stigma of Mental Illness and Mental Health Nursing, Podium Presentation, American Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference, 2012
  • An Innovative, Student-Centered Approach to Preparing the Next Generation of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses, Podium Presentation, American Psychiatric Nursing Association Annual Conference, 2012
  • Keeping It Real: The Language of Recovery, Visiting Scholar, McLean Hospital, Boston, 2012
  • The Language of Recovery: Putting Theory into Practice, Minnesota Psychiatric Nurses Association State Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2012
  • Lambert, K. (2011). Suicide: assessment and prevention. AMN Healthcare for RN.com
  • Patient Trauma in the Healthcare Setting: Prevention, Accountability and Responsibility, Scripps Healthcare Behavioral Health Program Consultant: Sexual Trauma, 2011
  • The Language of Recovery, Podium Presentation, American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, 2011
  • Lambert, K. (2010). Psychiatric disorders in the acute care setting. AMN Healthcare for RN.com
  • Lambert, K. (2010). Nursing knowledge assessment exam. AMN Healthcare for RN.com
  • Violence, Depression, Parental Stress and Child Neglect among High Risk Postpartum Women, Poster Presentation, Western Institute of Nursing Research, Poster Presentation, 2009

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