Amanda Henderson MSN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, CCE

University of Maine, Orono, Maine 2004
Master of Science in Nursing – Education
University of Maine, Orono, Maine 1997
Bachelor of Science – Nursing
Bachelor of Science – Child Development and Family Studies
Maine native, born and raised in the western foothills of the White Mountains. Over 25 years of patient care experience and over 20 years as a nurse educator.

Henderson, A. (2022) Use of Literary Fiction to “Push” through OB Nursing Clinical in the COVID-19 Pandemic. JOGNN 51, 4, Supplement, S15-S16.
Henderson. A. (2011). Understanding the breast crawl: Implications for nursing practice. Nursing for Women’s Health (Aug/Sept) 15, 4, 296-307.
Henderson, A. (2005). Vitamin D and the breastfed infant. JOGNN, 34, 3, 367-372.
Henderson, A. (2003). Domperidone: Discovering choices for lactating mothers. AWHONN Lifelines, 7: 54–60.

Current service/community outreach/other:  

  • Practicing registered nurse at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for Women and Infant Services.
  • Recent presentations:
    • Frazier, K. and Henderson, A.  (2023, May).  Breastfeeding Basics.  CME offering for Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Family Medicine Residency Program, Bangor, Maine.
    • Henderson, A. (2022, June). Use of Literary Fiction to “Push” through OB Nursing Clinical in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Poster Presentation, 2022 AWHONN National Convention, virtual & in-person, Aurora, Colorado.
    • Henderson, A. (2021, Oct).  Kangaroo Care, Poster Presentation, 17th Perinatal Conference: Trends and Issues in Perinatal Care, virtual, NL EMMC, Bangor, Maine
    • Henderson, A. (2021, May).  Nursing Education in a Pandemic:  Simulation for Skills, Engagement for Esteem. UMaine Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 2021 Teaching Showcase: “Lessons Learned from the Pandemic.”, virtual, Orono, Maine.
    • Collins, P., Hand, S., Henderson, A., Pullen, M., Wickett, J.  (2019, Feb).  Kangaroo Care and Swaddle Bathing.  Northern Light Health and Maine CDC Perinatal Education Webinar, virtual &  in-person, Bangor, Maine.
    • Brooks, A., Hand, S. Henderson, A. (2018, Jan/Feb).  Baby-Friendly Hospital Practices.  CME offering for EMMC’s Women and Infant Services Providers, Bangor, Maine.
    • Kaikini, K., Hand, S., Henderson, A., & Finley, C.  (2018, May).  Successful Strategies to Achieving Step 2:  Staff Education. 6 for ME: Breastfeeding Learning Collaborative, Maine CDC, Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, ME.

Clinical specialty/research focus:

  • Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
  • Healthcare Simulation Education