Kerry Nichols on a Nurse Navigator-Led Smoking Cessation Program

August 3, 2017
Kerry Nichols, RN, BSN, OCN

Kerry Nichols, RN, BSN, OCN, explains their nurse navigator-led smoking cessation program.

Kerry Nichols, RN, BSN, OCN, from Billings Clinic Cancer Center, explains their nurse navigator-led smoking cessation program.

Recognizing that providers don't have enough time to fully addressing smoking cessation, nurse navigators at Billings took steps to fill the gap. They adopted a plan of non-judgemental listening and motivational interviews. With the help of a pharmacists, they also discusses medication possibilities such as varenicline (Chantix) and bupropion (Wellbutrin) as well as non-nicotine replacements.