Title: Registered Nurse, Lactation Consultants
Company: Henderson Hospital
Location: Henderson, Nevada, United States
Nicolette Harridge, Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant at Henderson Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in breastfeeding and nursing.
Ms. Harridge obtained a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2012 from Nevada State College in Henderson. She is a registered nurse certified as a lactation consultant and in maternal newborn nursing. Since 2017 she has provided superior care as a registered nurse and lactation consultant with Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas and Henderson Hospital. As a lactation consultant, Ms. Harridge specializes in breastfeeding issues, assisting parents and infants with issues such as milk supply, sore nipples and breastfeeding positions. She also aids mothers in maintaining lactation after surgery or emergency as well as educates mothers about lactation in a hospital-based setting.
Ms. Harridge has accrued numerous honors during her career that include the International Lactation Care Award from the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), Quality Award, Empower Project, Henderson Hospital and, in what she considers to be a career highlight, Nurse of the Year Award from March of Dimes. Her professional memberships include the International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) and United States Lactation Consultant Association (USLCA). She is a former member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN).
Attributing her success to her passion for helping others, particularly mothers and newborns, and to the sense of fulfillment for helping her patients, Ms. Harridge maintains she was inspired in her profession by her mother, who was also a nurse. In coming years, she hopes to pursue a public health degree in order to incorporate breastfeeding in her community. Ms. Harridge also conducts a virtual small group session once a week at the hospital. Through her efforts, she hopes to encourage, support, and protect more people particularly the mothers and their newborns.
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