Dawn Lambert

Dawn Lambert

Office Phone: (717) 397-5190



Office Location: n/a

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Lancaster RN to BS and MS in Nursing

Dawn has been teaching in the RN-BS in Nursing program at the Lancaster site since 2008. She teaches the Art and Science of Effective Communication, Family Health, and Community Health courses.
As the School Nurse Certification Program Coordinator, she developed the School Nurse track of the MS in Nursing program and presently teaches three of the four graduate level courses required for Pennsylvania school nurse certification.

Dawn began her nursing education at Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing where she earned a diploma in nursing. She continued her education at Millersville University earning a BSN degree and then attended Immaculata College earning a School Nursing Certification. Dawn received her MSN with a concentration in Community Health and Nursing Education from West Chester University and has a PhD in Nursing Education from Capella University.

Dawn has worked as a nursing educator in long term care as well as acute care settings. Additionally, Dawn has experience as a certified school nurse at the elementary and secondary levels.

She is married to Matt Lambert and they have four children, two of whom are adopted from Bulgaria. Dawn and her husband have both participated in short-term mission trips with their church, Community Evangelical Free Church, in Elverson. Dawn is involved in the youth ministry and the mercy and encouragement ministry.


Ph.D. – Capella University
M.S.N.-West Chester University
Biblical Counseling Certification – The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation
School Nurse Certification – Immaculata University
B.S.N.- Millersville University
Diploma in Nursing- Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing


Lambert, D. M. & Smith, M. (2017). Prenatal alcohol and drug exposure. In S. I. Simandl-Will, M. W. Arnold, & D. S. Zaiger (Eds.), Individualized healthcare plans for the school nurse (827-840). Forest Lake, MN: Sunrise River Press.

Lambert, D. (2014). Health and wellness begin with school nurses. NASN School Nurse, 29(3), 114-115.

Resha, C., & Lambert, D. (2014). School nurses: Breaking the sounds of silence through advocacy. NASN School Nurse, 29(1), 7-8.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

  • “Kids in Crisis: Responding to Mental Health Crises in Schools” presented to Lancaster County School Nurses Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 21, 2014
  • “School Nurses as Peace Builders” poster abstract presented at the national conference for the National Association of School Nurses in June 2013
  • “Kids in Crisis: The Response of the School Nurse to Student Mental Health Crises” presented to school nurses in the Eastern Lancaster County School District, New Holland, Pennsylvania, February 15, 2013
  • “School Nurses as Peace Builders” presented to Lancaster County School Nurses Association, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, October 3, 2012

Church, Community and Professional Service

  • Institutional Review Board – EMU
  • Board of Trustees – Conestoga Christian School, Board Secretary
  • Conestoga Christian School – Chair of Education Committee
  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Christian Nursing
  • Chapter reviewer for “School Nursing: A comprehensive text”, second edition, edited by J. Selekman, 2013, F. A. Davis, Philadelphia.
  • Volunteer- Lancaster County School Nursing
  • Junior High Girls Sunday School Teacher

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2014 Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation Scholarship Recipient (for PhD studies)
  • 2013 Nomination: AACN Novice Faculty Excellence in Didactic Teaching Award

Certifications and Licenses

Pennsylvania Educational Specialist Level II: School Nurse K-12
Pennsylvania Registered Nurse

Professional Memberships

National Association of School Nurses
Nurses Christian Fellowship
Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners