Deryl Lynn Self, MSN-Ed, RN

Title: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse & Lactation Consultant
Company: United States Department of Defense
Location: Santee, California, United States

Deryl Lynn Self, MSN-Ed, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurse and Lactation Consultant with the United States Department of Defense, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health care.

In preparation for her career pursuits, Ms. Self attended Grossmont College, graduating in 2006 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. She continued her education at Walden University, earning a master’s degree in nursing education in 2014, and in 2015, she earned a lactation consultant certificate from the University of California, San Diego. Ms. Self is an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant and a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She attributes her success to her husband, who was always there to support her, as well as her ambition and need-to-know personality.

Ms. Self became involved in her profession because of her innate interest in helping people. As a child, every Halloween, she would either dress as a princess or a nurse. She considers helping mothers with breastfeeding to be the highlight of her career and holds the record for caring for the smallest baby in the United States ever to leave a hospital alive. The baby was only 310 grams when he was born. Ms. Self has contributed to the United States Department of Defense as a neonatal ICU nurse and lactation consultant since 2006. Prior to these posts, she worked in urgent care and pediatrics with Sharp Rees-Stealy.

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