The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Changes Its Name to Represent Commitment to Broader Membership

Press Releases published on December 5, 2013 in News & Updates

CRANBURY, NJ (December 5, 2013)—The Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators, Inc.® (AONN) changed its name effective December 1, 2013, to the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators, Inc.® (AONN+). This change is part of a larger branding effort to emphasize the organization’s commitment to all those who are involved in navigation and survivorship care services.

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, Program Director for AONN+, enthusiastically stated, “We have always included the nonclinical sector of oncology navigation and have now expanded the organization name. As AONN+, we are ensuring that anyone who provides navigation to a patient with cancer is represented in our organization. AONN+ is the largest national specialty organization dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life by defining, enhancing, and promoting the role of oncology nurse navigators and patient navigators. With the rebranding, the organization now incorporates and supports all the dedicated, valued members.”

With a membership of more than 4000 nurses, social workers, lay navigators, case managers, administrators, physicians, researchers, and others, AONN+ has grown significantly year after year since its inception in 2009. “With the rebranding of AONN+, we look forward to continuing the growth of the organization and providing relevant and practical information and education to our members throughout 2014 and beyond,” added Trisha Sullivan, Executive Director of AONN+.

AONN+ will continue the rebranding of the organization throughout 2014 and at their Fifth Anniversary Annual Conference on September 18-21, 2014, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Florida (visit for more information).

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