The Nurturing Nurse

Definition

Nurture

/ˈnərCHər/: to care for and encourage the growth or development of; to support during the period of development; to bring up; to educate; to feed and protect

Mission

The mission of The Nurturing Nurse is to educate and empower families through evidence-based practice about what to expect during hospital-stay, the latest breast-feeding practices, how to properly care for infants, and the importance of health policy in order to improve the overall wellness amongst newborn and infant populations. 

Vision

  • Educate families on what to expect when caring for a newborn so that they are better prepared and confident caretakers after leaving the hospital.  

  • Reduce infant mortality and morbidity rates by providing insight on infant pubic health issues (SIDS, nutrition, safety, etc.). 

  • Increase the number of mothers breastfeeding for longer durations in order to improve health conditions for both mother and baby.

  • Provide knowledge of innovative nursery gear and gadgets to implement the most effective approach to caring for newborns, reduce parental stress, and maximize time. 

  • Raise awareness of current public health topics to ensure families are knowledgable about infant and maternal health-related issues.  

   

DOMONIQUE JACKSON, MPH, MSN, RN-CBC

Founder & CEO

Domonique Jackson is a Registered Nurse from Madison, MS who has a passion for various topics including infant care, breastfeeding, and education.  Her appreciation for health led her to a career in nursing where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Belhaven University. After graduating, Domonique entered the healthcare field taking care of infants and teaching mothers about proper care, feedings, and warning signs for infants.

"I witnessed moms being discharged within 48 hours of delivering their baby. I found myself wishing I could reach out to a number of them after they left just to see how they were doing with breastfeeding and caring for their little one. There were even moms who were nervous right before discharge, saying 'I wish I could take you home with me!. You have been such a great nurse. I just feel like I don't know what I'm doing.' Hearing that and having worked in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), I found myself wanting to educate and help families to reduce infant health problems." 

Domonique valued education and preventive care so much that she obtained a Dual Master’s from the University of Memphis. With a Master of Science in Nursing Education and a Master of Public Health, Domonique took her knowledge and skills to the community by joining United Way of Greater Atlanta where she dealt with public health and political issues head on. She recognized the many newborn public health issues that we are facing in our country today — a detriment to future generations to come. She now works as a Nurse Clinician in Atlanta, GA where she exercises her skills by teaching newborn and breastfeeding classes, analyzing breastfeeding data, and revising policies to improve workplace operations in the hospital. Her education background, research on public health issues, training as a Certified Breastfeeding Counselor, and hands-on experience as a Registered Nurse were the catalyst behind her founding The Nurturing Nurse! 

Credentials:

Neonatal Registered Nurse

Master of Science Nursing Education

Master of Public Health

Certified Breastfeeding Counselor

Hobbies:

Attending yoga classes

Hanging out at coffee shops

Reading a good book at a local park

Spending time with her yorkie, Bella

Traveling (when we're not in a pandemic)

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