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The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is focused on developing a local and regional network of navigators in order to facilitate communication and education among peers and improve patient outcomes and survivorship. We invite you to either join an existing local navigator network (LNN) or start one in your area.

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Sharon Gentry discusses the benefits of joining or starting a Local Navigator Network, which is a great way to connect with other navigators and share experiences and best practices.

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Local Navigator Networks

Mission

To develop and foster local and regional networks of navigators in order to facilitate communication and education among peers and improve patient outcomes and survivorship

2019 Highlights

  • The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Local Navigator Network (LNN) Facebook groups were launched to provide LNNs with an easy-to-use platform for sharing information about their LNN and other navigation-related issues
  • LNN Leaders now receive an informational sheet that explains their responsibilities as part of the LNN welcome package
  • Approved through Leadership Council, Policy and Procedures for Inactivation of an LNN
  • Danelle spoke to the Virginia LNN in June, as the 2018 Annual LNN Award winner
  • Elizabeth Franklin spoke at the Fall Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network as a platform to promote AONN+ membership and encourage development of a new network
  • LNN Award for 2019 went to Upstate South Carolina
  • 6 new LNNs: Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia; Cancer Patient Navigators of Ghana; Fairfield County Patient Navigator (Connecticut); Long Island, NY; North Carolina Piedmont Triad; Midwest Virtual AONN+ Network (Midwest Cancer Alliance-NE, IA, MO, KS)

2020 Goals

  • Continue to provide LNN quarterly newsletters
  • Continue writing Member’s Memo to communicate LNN successes and challenges
  • Explore adding a formal LNN Chair
  • Reactivate LNNs that are struggling
  • Collaborate with the other AONN+ committees

If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, CBCN, CBEC, HON-ONN-CG, Co-Chair of LNN and Danelle Johnston, RN, MSN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN, Co-Chair of LNN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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