My name is Nikki Hunter Greenaway. Many of my clients call me Nurse Nikki, but Nikki is fine as well.
My mission is to provide genuine, evidence-based care, information and guidance to help you provide a safe and healthy environment for your baby, yourself and your entire family.
A New Orleans transplant by way of Dallas, I have a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Northwestern University Evanston, a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Loyola University Chicago and a Master’s in Nursing from LSU. In 2012, I started my career as a certified family nurse practitioner. I am not your traditional medical provider. I strive to provide holistic yet evidence-based care that is catered to my client’s physical, mental and emotional needs.
My nursing career includes work in pediatric intensive care, elementary and high schools and outpatient sexual health, family and OB clinics. My background as a pediatric nurse and women’s health advocate motivated me to provide services that would improve birth and family health outcomes in New Orleans.
Many professionals prefer not to share details about their personal life, but I tend to dance to my own beat. My personal life is what prompted me to start my journey as a “mompreneur”. It is a part of who I am and what I have to offer. I married my college sweetheart and we have 2 super cool kids and another one on the way. After the birth of my son I experienced postpartum depression. I felt so confused because I had a great support system and the means to get help but no one could help me. The services were simply not there. My depression stemmed from my inability to accept the various changes my body had undergone–things no one told me about: “Breastfeeding was harder than it looked”, “My vagina looks and feels different”, “Why did I just have that morbid thought”.
I had to channel “Nurse Nikki” to find the answers I needed. My answers became my business plan.
Certifications, Affiliations & Lagniappe
♥Registered Nurse (Louisiana)
♥Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (Louisiana)
♥American Heart Association CPR Instructor
♥Certified Lactation Counselor
♥Full Spectrum SistaMidwife Doula (certification pending)
♥National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
♥American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
♥Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
♥Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
♥National Association of Lactation Supporters of Color
♥Co-founder of Café Breastfeeding Support Group for Women of Color
♥Facilitate Latch Lounge WIC Breastfeeding Support Group
♥Facilitate Healthy Start New Orleans Parenting Resource Center Classes