Local Navigator Networks

Out and About With AONN+’s LNNs

Throughout May and June, Sharon Gentry has had several opportunities to see our LNN members “in action,” presenting at national and local meetings. In addition to highlighting the importance of navigation on a grander stage, these interactions serve a secondary goal by providing Sharon with the chance to hear and learn about the specific activities and challenges of each group—information she then brings back to AONN+ leadership for future planning.

Join AONN+’s Virtual Local Navigation Network

Learn how 4 AONN+ conference attendees grew their relationship from first exchanging casual messages in the chat box of a virtual conference, to regular meetings, and now, to a virtual learning network. According to Dani Alston, MMS, OPN-CG, Patient Navigator and one of the founding members, the “started the group [they] wish [they] had when [they] first started [their] career in navigation.”

Going Beyond a Local Community: The Story of Upstate South Carolina LNN

Jason King, RN, BSN, OCN,Stephanie M. Hoopes, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG
Since 2015, AONN+ has helped foster a sense of collective community among oncology professionals in the Upstate region of South Carolina through meetings, networking, and education.

Welcoming New Local Navigator Networks from 2021!

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
Five LNN leadership teams initiated navigator meetings amid the pandemic in 2021 to provide connectivity, collaboration, and networking for oncology professionals.

Local Navigator Network of the Year!

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
The Fairfield County LNN in Connecticut is the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Local Navigator Network award, which is a recognition of their work in establishing an open forum for professional development and in networking that aligns with the AONN+ mission.

CEUs for Local Navigator Network Events

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
AONN+ offers a number of ways for oncology navigators to earn invaluable continuing education units.

LNNs Pave the Way for Navigators

Antoinette Whitt, OPN-CG
Financial Navigator Antoinette Whitt talks about what compelled her to start a Local Navigator Network and how it's empowered her to help other oncology navigators.

Get Engaged! Get Involved!

Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, HON-ONN, OCN,Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS
AONN+ Standardized Metrics Subcommittee Chairs/Members Danelle Johnston and Tricia Strusowski encourage members to get involved in national committee work as well as local navigator networks (LNN). These methods of engagement with peers are among the best opportunities to get involved.

Taking the First Step: Starting a Local Navigator Network

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
Wondering how to get that first local navigator network meeting off the ground? Nurse Navigator Sharon Gentry offers tips and insight on starting a local navigator network. Capitalize on the "ripple effect" she advises, by taking advantage of the tools and resources at your disposal through AONN+.

Recognizing Our Accomplishments: LNN Programming Highlights

Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
Local Navigator Networks have initiated many successful programs and events, including What Would Lillie Do?, in response to the needs of their members. The local groups are well positioned to bring their members the information they and their patients are most interested in, with financial toxicity being especially in demand recently, says Nurse Navigator Sharon Gentry.