While attending @jamesmadisonuniversity
, Carl Lambert was a medic with the local rescue squad. He went on to become an English teacher and skydiving instructor, but while helping with skydiving accidents, he realized he missed patient care.
So Lambert (he goes by his last name) went back to school, enrolling in @uvaschoolofnursing
’s Certified Nurse Leader (CNL) program. The 2-year master’s degree program is for people with non-nursing undergraduate degrees who want to become nurses. He graduated in spring 2017 and now works on our surgical trauma intensive care unit. But he’s not finished with the nursing school. Lambert mentors undergraduate students training on our organ transplant unit, splitting his time between his own shifts on the surgical trauma ICU and time with the students. He loves that he gets to combine his passions for teaching and nursing and says the transplant nurses are incredibly welcoming to him and his students.
When he’s not at the hospital, Lambert still works as a skydiving instructor. He grew up in northern Virginia and went to Fishburne Military School, which is why he still answers to “Lambert!” #TeamTuesday #UVA #JMU #nursing #nurse #nursingschool