Novice Navigators

Explaining Your Role as an Oncology Navigator

Ryan Soisson, MA Phil, MA HR
Ryan Soisson, MA Phil, MA HR, offers advice to oncology navigators who have colleagues that have difficulty understanding their role.

Where to Begin as a New Navigator

Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH
Linda Burhansstipanov gives new navigators some direction, suggesting that they begin by learning how to do outreach, how to handle confidentiality, and how to educate their patients.

Common Questions From New Navigators

Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN
Many first time navigators don't know where to begin and asserts that AONN+ has and is developing new tools to help.

New at Navigation

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
If you've recently become a nurse navigator specializing in an area of oncology, you are among a growing number of nurses who have zeroed in on a new specialty, helping your patient travel along a pathway that can be riddled with confusing information, a myriad of decisions to be made regarding treatment, and other significant decision making along the way. It's rewarding when it works well. It can be frustrating for everyone when it doesn't.