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AONN+ Blog published on May 30, 2023 in PONT Standards
On May 8, 2023, Monica Dean, AONN+’s Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, had the opportunity to speak to the first graduating class of Georgia Gwinnett College’s patient navigation degree program. In this piece, she reflects upon the experience.
AONN+ Blog published on May 30, 2023

This year, the Navegación de Pacientes Internacional (NPI) hosted their first International Patient Navigation Congress to help combine regional efforts to expand the implementation of Patient Navigation in Latin America. AONN+ was honored to speak on 2 panels: Digital Database Solutions for Patients, and Patient Navigator Training and Certification. Additionally, for AONN+’s work to educate and empower oncology nurses and patient navigators, NPI recognized the Academy with an Outstanding Leadership Award.

Read on for more information about each panel and the award.

AONN+ Blog published on November 15, 2022 in Get Connected
We’re kicking off this new miniseries with Sharon Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN, AONN+ Program Director. Recently, we sat down with Sharon to ask her a few questions about her navigation journey and the ways in which she enjoys helping AONN+ members. We invite you to read what she shared.
AONN+ Blog published on November 14, 2022 in Membership
Danielle Brown, MBA, RN, OCN, CN-BN, Director of Care Coordination for Florida Cancer Specialist, shares her thoughts on what ‘good,’ admirable leadership looks like in the field of navigation. Her heartwarming membership blog contribution explains how having people who believed in her and mentored her throughout her career has instilled a lifelong lesson in her to do the same for others.
AONN+ Blog published on October 13, 2022 in Membership
As the ultimate collaborators, navigators have the unique ability to optimize patient outcomes and reduce disparities in care. In this article, Julie McMahon explains how the navigator can leverage his/her collaborative power at both the team and organizational level.
AONN+ Blog published on September 15, 2022 in Nurse Navigation, Membership
A Navigator shares how lessons learned at the AONN+ Annual Conference led her care team to make impactful practice changes
AONN+ Blog published on August 22, 2022 in Mental Health
Preoperative anxiety before cancer surgery may adversely affect patient outcomes. A research study attempted to alleviate anxiety symptoms by utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach that involves oncology nurse navigator, behavioral health nurse, social worker, dietitian, and surgeon.
AONN+ Blog published on August 8, 2022
Many patients with cancer have noncancer medical conditions. The presence of comorbidity impacts almost every stage of a cancer journey and may either facilitate or delay the early detection of certain cancers.
AONN+ Blog published on August 1, 2022 in Membership
Attending the AONN+ Annual Conference helped validate and improve my tracking of prior authorization work, distress screenings, social work referrals, and new patient referral documentation to show the need for additional staff in these areas.
AONN+ Blog published on July 25, 2022 in Navigation
In the field of cancer care, there is a growing acknowledgment of the value of indigenous patient navigators in improving patient outcomes.
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