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Testing Blueprint

  1. Community Outreach/Prevention – 9%
    1. Finding community resources
    2. Community needs assessment
    3. Identification of barriers to care
    4. Interventions to remove barriers to care
    5. Community education prevention and screening (health screening guidelines/practices)
    6. Population health (common diseases and/or risk behaviors)
    7. Risk assessment (smoking, diet, occupation, etc)
    8. Cultural competency
    9. Behavior modification
    10. Genetics (family history)

  2. Coordination of Care/Care Transitions – 27%
    1. Chronic Care Model (CCM)
    2. Identification/intervention of clinical and service barriers to care
    3. Patient care process/cancer care continuum (prevention/screening/risk assessment, diagnosis, clinical trials, treatment, survivorship/end-of-life care)
    4. Patient/family center education (screening, diagnosis, treatment, side-effect management, survivorship/ end of life)
    5. Identify models of navigation
    6. Cultural competency
    7. Multidisciplinary approach to care
    8. Tumor board
    9. NCCN guidelines (national guidelines specific to tumor type)

  3. Patient Advocacy/Patient Empowerment – 21%
    1. Patient problem-solving
    2. Engagement in decision-making tools
    3. Relationship building/trust
    4. Assisting the patient with the care team/communication
    5. Counseling: conduit between patient and providers
    6. Patient/family center education (assess educational needs)
    7. Provide culturally sensitive care and education

  4. Psychosocial Support Services/Assessment – 10%
    1. Distress screening
    2. Strategies for coping: disease, treatment, distress/anxiety
    3. Referrals to psychosocial support/resources

  5. Survivorship/End of Life – 13%
    1. Goal-setting―life goals
    2. Survivorship education: long-term/late effects
    3. Care planning
    4. Palliative care
    5. Hospice

  6. Professional Roles and Responsibilities – 8%
    1. Critical thinking
    2. Problem solving
    3. Ethics
    4. Team building
    5. Leadership
    6. History/evolution of navigation
    7. Definition of navigation and types of navigators (community, lay, clinical navigator―RN/SW)
    8. Tracking workload
    9. Documentation

  7. Operations Management – 5%
    1. Healthcare reform
    2. Utilization of resources
    3. Workforce shortages
    4. Organizational structure, mission, and vision
    5. Organizational development
    6. Healthcare economics

  8. Quality and Performance Improvement – 7%
    1. Value/role of nursing research to validate practice and build evidence-based practices
    2. Research
    3. Quality metrics (selection of metrics; develop, measure, and create dashboards)
    4. Performance improvement (methodologies―PDSA, SMART goals)
    5. Role in identifying quality needs, areas of quality improvement
    6. Role in improving the process

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