Help patients, families, and caregivers navigate the many systems during the cancer journey addressing and reducing physical, emotional, and spiritual barriers to the individualized care of each patient
Help patients get the right care from the right person at the right time
Reduce anxiety and stress by providing information about what to expect throughout the diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship process
Are teachers, advocates, and a friendly face or voice when questions arise or a need has developed that required guidance and attention.
THIS IS WHERE … You Are Not Alone / UHC Nurse Navigators Program
"As a nurse navigator, I let patients know that I am, first and foremost, their friend. I strive to be what they need, when they need it by providing support through each stage of their diagnosis. I also get to know them on a more personal level, such as learning their likes and interests–whether it's their favorite sports team or a longtime hobby."
“I want my patients to know that in addition to being their nurse or being the navigator at the hospital, I am also a wife, a mother, a daughter, a human being- and I have been through this journey just as they have been.”
RN, BSN, CBCN, clinical navigator for Breast Health and Gynecological Health
“I feel like I’m very compassionate. I like to put myself in their position, treat them as I would want to be treated if I were going through a similar diagnosis or situation ... I try to be that support person ... we just have to let them know that we care.”