Texas Health Stephenville Nurses Named DFW Great 100 Nurses

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STEPHENVILLE – Congratulations to Sheila Lambert, B.S.N., R.N., CNOR, and Diana Moore, APRN, FNP-C, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville’s two nurses named to the DFW Great 100 Nurses list. A total of 36 Texas Health nurses are on the 2022 list. Texas Health again has more honorees than any other health system in North Texas.

Nurses on the list are recognized for excellence in the art and science of nursing and for serving as role models, as well as for being leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession. The honorees were selected from hundreds of nominees for this prestigious honor and will be recognized at a ceremony on May 17 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

Sheila Lambert, B.S.N., R.N., CNOR, director, Perioperative Services

Number of years as a nurse: 27

What inspired you to become a nurse?

There is no earth-shattering moment or story that was my true inspiration. One day while driving through town, I noticed the Nursing Department sign on one of the buildings at our local university. I was intrigued by what the profession might actually be like. After asking a few questions, I decided to give it a try. Turns out it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

What message do you have for the nursing community?

Even though the last several years have been hugely trying for all of us, nursing is still the best thing I have ever done.

Diana Moore, APRN, FNP-C, nurse practitioner

Number of years as a nurse: 12

What inspired you to become a nurse?

I’d like to share what inspired me to become specifically an emergency room (ER) nurse. During my last year in nursing school, I was hired as a nurse extern. Up until that point, I thought I wanted to work in an operating room setting. However, this externship allowed me to work shifts on any unit in the hospital, so (using this to my advantage) I chose to work in Labor and Delivery during my mother/baby semester, and then the ER during my last semester. It was then that I realized the ER was where I belonged, and I spent many years thereafter as an ER nurse. There are several reasons why I was drawn to this setting, but the biggest reason I found fulfillment in my job was that I was positioned to be there for people on what was potentially the worst day of their lives. There was never any question that I was making a difference every day and every shift. Some days, it was that I was able to help relieve someone’s pain from a recent injury, or I was able to help a young child (and their anxious parents) breathe better after a late-night croup flare. I might have been doing CPR to save someone’s life, or I might have been comforting someone in the deepest grief possible. No matter what the chief complaint was, most situations unfolded in a similar pattern: Something bad had unexpectedly happened to someone, then I got to help them with whatever would make them feel better. The American Nursing Association states that nursing can be described as both an art and a science, a heart and a mind. I was able to recognize during my experience as a nurse extern that the ER was a pretty special place to not only use what I had learned in school but also to show empathy and compassion, the core definition of what nursing is intended to be.

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