Member's Memo

Local Navigation Network (LNN) Leadership Strengths - Part Two

AONN+’s Local Navigation Network (LNN) leaders exhibit many strengths. In part two of this series, Sharon Gentry discusses how LNN leaders demonstrate persistence, creativity, and other traits in their role, applying them for the benefit of their members and profession.

Local Navigation Network (LNN) Leadership Strengths - Part One

AONN+’s Local Navigation Network (LNN) leaders exhibit many strengths. Learn about some of these traits and hear how LNN leaders across the country are applying them for the benefit of their members and profession.

That’s a Local Navigation Wrap for 2023!

Sharon Gentry reflects on the highlights of the past couple months, including a warm reception from the South Texas Local Navigator Network (LNN)—led by Nicola Stewart and Stephen Mazer—during our 2023 Annual Conference, and the many LNN activities across the nation that have amplified AONN+’s mission and the navigation profession at large.

Kentucky Oncology Navigator Network (KONN) Named the 2023 AONN+ Outstanding LNN

AONN+ is proud to name the KONN as this year’s Outstanding LNN Award Winner. We congratulate KONN on this achievement and celebrate its spirit of collaboration and professional commitment!

The Northwest Navigator Network Hosts a Virtual Community Resource Fair

The Northwest Navigation Network is the only local navigation network (LNN) on the West Coast, north of California. Given this vast geographical area, we hold our meetings in a virtual forum, meeting monthly via Zoom. This allows us to connect navigators from Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska, many who live and work in rural areas. In an effort to seek out more community resources for our LNN members and patients in these communities, we designed a Virtual Community Resource Fair. We have held 2 resource fairs, each happening annually in the fall. In this article, we provide tips for hosting your own virtual fair.

Expand Your Web of Communication: Join an LNN

How does one stay informed in the workplace in this era of constant communication? Through sound communication practices and by joining an LNN.

Networking Opportunities = Navigation Happiness

What is the key to happiness? One of the most credible research studies ever published points to 2 factors: taking care of one’s health and building loving relationships with others. These are practices that the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) encourages among all our members through our standards of professional oncology navigation practice and local navigation networks.

Getting Resources to the Navigators

It has been a productive 2023 for AONN+’s active Local Navigation Networks (LNNs). Through these gatherings, members benefit from the sharing of resources—whether they are local, statewide, or supported by the pharmaceutical industry.

Welcome to the Adapting and New Local Navigation Networks in 2023

As the navigation profession grows in numbers and value, so do our Local Navigation Networks (LNNs). In this month’s Member’s Memo, AONN+ Program Director Sharon Gentry shares how 2 of our LNNs have adapted to better accommodate members’ needs and announces the launch of 3 new LNNs!

Go It Alone

The phrase “go it alone” is often used when someone decides to do something by themselves, without help from others. Sharon sees a different spin on this phrase and, in this month’s Members Memo, discusses how it can also be an ode to the independence and resilience of our Local Navigation Networks.