Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN MSN, RN, NP

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Lane Therrell FNP, MSN, RN has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Lane is growing her integrative wellness coaching practice, Best Health Interest, while teaching advanced practice nursing at Samuel Merritt University and working as a freelance writer. Prior to becoming a family nurse practitioner, Lane enjoyed a 20-year career in agricultural public relations and worked as a freelance writer specializing in the outdoor market. She loves nature, animals (especially mules), and art, and her idea of a good time is horsepacking in remote wilderness areas. Lane lives with her husband, John, in rural northern California.

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    Six Pieces of Advice for New Nurses

    Thank you so much @Melissa Mills for offering these great tips. I recently interviewed a ton of nursing candidates (many of whom were new grads) for a small-but-growing start-up. Apparently, several of the candidates had never been advised in job-sea...
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    I'm So Over Nursing. I would rather work at Costco!!

    WOW!. That's more than the average salary of a licensed vocational nurse (according to lvnsalary.org).
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    I'm So Over Nursing. I would rather work at Costco!!

    This is an incredibly important gold nugget of wisdom. "What would it take for me to have peace of mind on this job, or any other?" would be a good question to explore for anyone who's second-guessing their career choice.
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    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    Agreed. We really need to get back to basics and common sense, don't we?
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    Helping Patients Make Healthier Food Choices

    Nutrition is a significant part of everyday health for all ages. However, most nurses and healthcare providers don’t get much classroom or clinical instruction on nutrition and managing dietary change during their basic education. (DiMaria-Ghalili et...
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    Billing for Time Spent on Survivorship Care Plans?

    Thank you so much for this response. Your patients are indeed lucky to have you! I have noticed, too, that the oncologists are not as engaged as I wish they could be in survivorship concerns. Unfortunately, the "encouragement to share (survivorship p...
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    How Technology Use Can Impact Our Health

    Balancing technology use will continue to grow as an important topic at the forefront of preventive health. My favorite way to balance tech-time is to plan for genuinely unplugged time in nature. "Genuinely unplugged" includes leaving cell phone and...
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    Billing for Time Spent on Survivorship Care Plans?

    Thank you so much for pointing me toward these resources. From where I sit in primary care, I see that the needs of cancer survivors are ongoing over time, and highly variable. This means survivorship care plans would ideally be updated and revi...
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    Billing for Time Spent on Survivorship Care Plans?

    Does anyone in this group know which CPT codes are appropriate to use when spending time working on survivorship care plans? And... if there are no billing codes specific to this activity, why not? I'm worried that cancer survivors aren't getting wha...
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    Any Telehealth Billing Experts in Informatics?

    Does informatics specialty education include specific information about billing for telehealth? I have some very specific questions about billing for remote patient monitoring and chronic care management services, and I'm just not sure who to ask, or...
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    4 Reasons Nurses Need Mentors

    One of big ideas I took away from being mentored was that textbook cases are great, and things often work differently in the real world. This can be a challenging concept for students and new nurses to wrap their heads around. Now that I'm the mentor...
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    What Advice Would You Give to Future Nurses?

    Thanks for keeping it real, Nancy. This is oh so very true.
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    What Advice Would You Give to Future Nurses?

    Well said. It's true that my nursing licenses, credentials, and experiences have opened doors for me in writing, business, and academia that would have remained closed to me otherwise. If you have any doubts about whether you'll fit into a traditiona...
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    What Advice Would You Give to Future Nurses?

    This is the best advice EVER.
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    What Advice Would You Give to Future Nurses?

    Communication skills top my list of must-haves for aspiring nurses. Specifically face-to-face and on-the-phone interpersonal communication skills. In our time crunched, tech driven, digitally connected world it's tempting to assume we already know ev...