nurse navigator role

  1. 0 I have recently been promoted to a nurse navigator type role. I wanted to know are there any nurse navigators here that could help me develope this new position at our hospital. I am the first one here HELP
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    rnheart has '19' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OB, CASE MANAGEMENT'. From 'southeastern us'; Joined Mar '08; Posts: 64; Likes: 30.

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    I have recently been promoted to a nurse navigator type role. I wanted to know are there any nurse navigators here that could help me develope this new position at our hospital. I am the first one here HELP
    You might want to contact the Baylor Andrews Women's Hospital in Ft.Worth, TX. They have a nurse navigator in the breast CA/oncology program. This is a totally new program for them as well. She is a really nice lady and I'm sure she wouldn't mind at least discussing information on her role so far.I don't have her number and cannot specifically recall her name, but you could cold call and ask for the nurse navigator in the breast cancer program.
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    Thats a start. Thank you
  6. Visit  anc33 profile page
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    Have you read anything on the NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program? They give a great overview of the program and the types of things that the navigators are trying to accomplish. I had the opportunity to attend a lecture by Dr. Charles Bennett of Northwestern. He has written a few papers on the topic which you may find useful. Good luck with your new position!
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    Sorry double post!
    Last edit by anc33 on May 12, '08 : Reason: double post
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    Thank you
  9. Visit  CancerNav profile page
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    I was reading your post about nurse navigation and your new role. I would love to talk to you more about this and work with you to develop your position. I am part of a new professional organization that is developing core competencies for oncology nurse navigators, let me know if you are interested in this.
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    Yes I would be interested. My position is a womens health ob/gyn care coordinator and It has been very slow going getting it developed and getting the word out but it is picking up now would love to get any information I could. Thanks
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    Rnheart,
    I am sorry I did not get back to you in July. I am part of an organizaiton that support oncology nurse navigators, we are working on core-competencies and standards of practice. If you are interested you can check out our professional nursing organization that supports oncology nurse navigators It is really hard getting started as a navigator and we recognize this. I would love to hear more about your role at the women's health organization. I have been working as a navigator for two plus years and I love it!
    Sharon
    Quote from rnheart
    Yes I would be interested. My position is a womens health ob/gyn care coordinator and It has been very slow going getting it developed and getting the word out but it is picking up now would love to get any information I could. Thanks
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    Nightmare.....Moderator.
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    Well Nightmare I understand your editing but how am I suppose to get this information? Please let me know
    Cancer nav I really appreciate your efforts and I would love to look at the site but as you can see you cant put it on this board until we have 15 post so I guess you can tell me as much as you can on the post until we have 15 post . Thank you so much for getting back to me
  13. Visit  spacey profile page
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    Hi --
    I realize the original post is over a year old...but I'm hoping that if it's bumped back up there will be some additional responses. It seems more and more hospitals and specialty areas are starting to endorse the nurse navigator role. Our NICU is considering a similar position ... with funding being the major hold up at this point. I would love to hear how the O.P. is doing in her role now! Did you find any specific resources that were useful over the last year? I guess I'm just hoping for an update! Anyone else out there venturing into this type of position??
  14. Visit  Tina, RN profile page
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    I'm just returning to the workforce as a RN. I've never heard of a "nurse navigator" before. What is it, exactly??
  15. Visit  Dea,RN profile page
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    At my facility we are interested in developing a Women's Health Navigator role. I would like all the help that I can get in designing this role. Thank you for your help!


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