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Greg Lathrop

Dying Care Specialist and Educator

Greg is a licensed as a Registered Nurse.  At the age of 15, he experienced what he thought would be the moment of his immediate death.  The transpersonal, mystical state of being he experienced transformed his perspective of consciousness and therefore guided his choices regarding his “work” in this life.  He later learned that this experience is referred to as an NDE (Near Death Experience).  His nursing experience of over 40 years has included acute care, critical care, emergency care, air-medical transport, hospice care and integrative healthcare.

  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Southwestern Community College, Sylva, NC, 1985.
  • Chief Flight Nurse, Mountain Area Medical Airlift, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, 1986-1998.
  • Hospice Nurse, CarePartners Hospice, Asheville, NC, 1998-2010.
  • Holistic Nurse Specialist, Integrative Health, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC, 2010 to 2014.
  • Private Practice, Dying Care Nurse Advocate, Adults, Adolescents and Children, 2014 to present.