AONN+ and its Value for Nurse Navigators

Video Library published on October 2, 2015 in Conference Testimonials
Mia Vincent, BSN, RN, CN, BC, CCTC
Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator, University of Florida, Department of Surgery, Jacksonville, FL

Mia Vincent shares what she's learned at the AONN+ Sixth Annual Conference and expands on how she will use it to help both her patients and colleagues.


My name is Mia Vincent, I'm a registered nurse from the University of Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. I'm a breast oncology nurse navigator. This is my first time attending, and our organization brought me and another navigator because I wanted to network with other navigators. I've never had the opportunity to, so this is exciting.

Yesterday the session was really good about survivorship, planning for survivorship, metastatic disease, these are all things that we face, and now I think I have some resources and tools I can use. We have a lot of young patients, so I'm excited about telling them about and letting them know.

With our survivors I think I can implement that too with some of our social workers and other patient navigators that couldn't come. I'm certified in another area of navigation, but yes, I do plan to earn my certification for navigation. I think it's important because it speaks to us being qualified in what we're doing. I've been a navigator for about six years. Previously I was a transplant coordinator.

We kind of keep the same patients for a lifetime, so it was something I was easily able to fit in to. I think it's a valuable conference, I think you get to network with people that you would not have the opportunity to network unless you attended, so it's valuable.

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