The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (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 and patient navigators. Our organization of over 8,900 members was founded in May 2009 to provide a network for all professionals involved and interested in patient navigation and survivorship care services to better manage the complexities of the cancer care treatment continuum for their patients. We view our organization as one consisting of “professional patient advocates” and, to that end, we support and serve our members.
The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) promotes reliance on evidence-based practices in navigating patients with cancer and their caregivers through diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. JONS also seeks to strengthen the role of nurse and patient navigators in cancer care by serving as a platform for these professionals to disseminate original research findings, exchange best practices, and find support for their growing community.
The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA (TON) provides coverage of the wide spectrum of oncology-related events, trends, news, therapeutics, diagnostics, organizations, and legislation that directly affect hematology/oncology nurses and advanced practitioners involved in healthcare delivery and product utilization. The scope and coverage include a unique presentation of news and events that are shaping the care of patients with cancer.
Thoracic oncology nurse navigator Kammi Fox-Kay explores the benefits of meeting with a lung cancer navigator to ensure that you receive the best possible care available as well as important resources. Read More ›
Breast cancer patient navigator Lisa Spencer knows that what she says to her patients can affect their lives. She wrote this poem honoring the importance of carefully choosing her words as a patient navigator. Read More ›
Undocumented immigrants often wait too long to seek medical care. Oncology nurse Mark Ryan shares an unlikely story of an undocumented immigrant who received free care from a Harvard-educated neurosurgeon with a similar background. Read More ›
Oncology navigator Sharon Gentry, RN, MSN, explains the value of reaching out to your navigator. A large part of the navigator’s job is to answer questions related to patient care, from transportation and insurance coverage options to cultural concerns, and everything in between. Read More ›
Using Lillie Shockney as her sounding board, Fazila Seker, PhD, describes the importance of the nurse navigator, offering valuable advice to patients with behind-the-scenes insights into the healthcare system. Read More ›
In 2015, Amanda Bruffy, RN, BSN, CNRN, OCN, was about to turn 30, newly single, and had a great job as an oncology nurse navigator when she couldn’t get over a nagging abdominal pain. “My role as an oncology nurse navigator has forever been changed after being on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis,” she says. Read More ›