|University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||2007|
|University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing||masters||Master of Science in Nursing||1994|
|University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Nursing||bachelors||Bachelor of Science in Nursing||1991|
|San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas||associates||Associates Degree in Nursing||1972|
My primary clinical focus for the last 30-plus years has been to provide the most effective and caring support to breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Ensuring that breastfeeding mothers have the resources and support they need in the early days and weeks after delivery has tremendous impact on their health, as well as the health of their infants.
Breastfeeding/lactation support; human milk feeding for hospitalized infants; patient education
Breastfeeding; lactation; human milk; patient education
|International Society for Research in Human Milk & Lactation||Member (2005 – Present); Executive Council Member (2010 – 2013); Treasurer and Membership Chair (2018 – Present )|
|Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies:||Member (2015 – Present); Neonatal Subcommittee: Co-Chair (2017 – Present)|
2014 Nurse Researcher of the Year, Texas Children's Hospital
2011 Excellence in Nursing, silver award winner, Good Samaritan Foundation
2007 Outstanding Performance in Nursing award, Texas Nursing Association, District 9
2005 American Journal of Nursing Award for the “Breastfeeding and Human Lactation” book – contributing author
Stellwagen, L.M., Kim, J.H. & Hurst, N.M. (2018). Optimizing Nutrition for the Preterm Infant after Discharge from Neonatal Intensive Care. In D.E. Campbell (ed.), Neonatology for Primary Care. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
Hurst, N. (2018). Clinical Evaluation of Breastfed Infants with Dysphagia: A Lactation Consultant’s Perspective. In Ongkasuwan & Chiou (eds) Pediatric Dsyphagia, Springer Nature, New York, NY.
Bergner, E.M., Gollins, L. Massieu, A., Hurst, N. & Hair, A.B. (2018). Nutritional Considerations in the Care of Conjoined Twins. Seminars in Perinatology 42(6), 355-360.
Wright, A. & Hurst, N.H. (2018). Personal Infant Feeding Experiences of Postpartum Nurses Affect How They Provide Breastfeeding Support. JOGNN 47, 342-351.
Frederick, A, Hurst, NM & Engebretson, J. (2015). Skin to skin contact following elective cesarean delivery. Journal of American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Hurst, NM, Engebretson, J & Mahoney, JS. (2013). Providing Mother’s Own Milk in the Context of the NICU: A Paradoxical Experience. Journal of Human Lactation 29(3):366.
Hurst, NM & McStay RV. (2011). What Role do U.S. Health Policy and Children’s Hospitals Play in the Promotion of Breastfeeding and Human Milk Feeding? Breastfeeding Medicine 6(5):299.