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Patient Navigation Resources

American Cancer Society
ACS published a series of navigation articles as a supplement in its journal, Cancer, which featured findings of the 2011 National Patient Navigation Collaborative inaugural meeting and other state of the science information.

Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
Online education, annual conference and mid-year conference, peer-reviewed Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, and accrediting continuing education activities for the navigator community (including nurses, social workers, lay professionals, administrators, and others).  Metrics for measuring impact of navigation on clinical outcomes, ROI, satisfaction. Certification exams for oncology nurse navigators as well as a separate exam for lay patient navigators. Subspecialty exams: Thoracic cancers exam has launched, others are in development. Developing national metrics database.

Association of Community Cancer Centers
Articles describing “how to’s” of establishing and growing patient navigation services, blog series with practical resources for navigators, the ACCC Financial Advocacy Network provides resources for oncology financial navigators.

GW Cancer Institute
Extensive selection of live and online competency-based navigation education for non-clinically licensed patient navigators, as well as training offerings, webinars, and reports.

Oncology Nursing Society
Position statements and educational information for oncology nurse navigation, including 2014 book, Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum 2017 ONC Oncology Nurse Navigator Competencies and Toolkit.

Commission on Cancer
Process video on the patient navigation standard; Standard 3.1 on oncology navigation process.


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