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Location

Texas Medical Center

Rating
Phone: 832-822-3131 (Main)
Fax: 832-825-4131 (Main) | 832-828-0830 (Sugar Land)

Address

Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus
6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030

Nicole Triggs, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, CPN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Education

School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical School at Houston Masters Masters of Science in Nursing - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner 2010

About

Nicole Triggs, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, CPN is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Pediatrics, Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at Texas Children’s Hospital.  She cares for children with liver diseases in the outpatient setting at the Texas Children's Hospital Medical Center and Sugar Land Health Center.  She has a special interest in the evaluation and treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in both children and adolescents, biliary atresia, liver transplant, autoimmune hepatitis (AIH).   She provides her patients and families with the information they need to understand and actively participate in their own care.   She also has a special interest in Quality Improvement in outcomes.  Nicole is also co-investigator in numerous research trials in the areas of biliary atresia, NAFLD/NASH and cholestatic liver disease.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Kansas Newman College in Wichita, Kansas and Masters of Science Degree in Nursing – Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. She is Board Certified with the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board of Nursing.  Nicole has been a pediatric nurse for 22 years and has been involved in all aspects of pediatric care.  Prior to working as a Nurse Practitioner, Nicole worked as a pediatric nurse in Texas Children's Hospital Emergency Department, and as a Travel Nurse throughout the U.S.

Organizations

Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) Member
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners CE/Program Chair - (National and Local Chapter) (NAPNAP)
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Member, Hepatology and Nutrition, (NASPGHAN)
The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN) Clinical Practice Committee

Selected Publications

Triggs, N. Medical management of the obese patient – non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.  Powerpoint presentation at: The 4th Annual Conference of Texas Children's Hospital Advanced Practice Provider; 2017 April 27-29; Houston, TX.

Triggs N, Beer S, Himes R.  Prevalence and microbiology of central line associated bloodstream infections among children with biliary atresia listed for liver transplantation. Poster session presented at: The 4th Annual Conference of Texas Children's Hospital Advanced Practice Provider; 2017 April 27-29; Houston, TX.

Triggs N, Beer S, Himes R.  Prevalence and microbiology of central line associated bloodstream infections among children with biliary atresia listed for liver transplantation. Poster session presented at:  World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (WCPGHAN); 2016 Oct 5-8; Montreal, Quebec.

Isaac R, Lyn MA, Triggs, N. “Lichensclerosus in the differential diagnosis of suspected child sexual abuse.” Pediatric Emergency Care  2007 July;23(7):482-5.

Awards

Texas Children's Hospital Educational Scholarship Awardee- 2016
    -Educational Curriculum for Primary Care Providers regarding Focused Weight
    Management Programs

NASPGHAN Travel Award – 2015

AASLD NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship – 2015

NAPNAP Child Maltreatment and Neglect SIG Conference Award – 2012

Abbott Nutrition Grant Recipient – 2010

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - 2010

Patient and Family Comments

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