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Letters from Lillie

Letters from Lillie

Resolve to Implement AONN+ Metrics in 2018!

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, On behalf of all of us at the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), I wish you [ Read More ]

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Navigation on the March—Next Stop, Hematology

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, Oncology navigation has made great strides in improving cancer care, including access to quality care, for nearly 3 decades. Navigation programs are well established for most patient populations [ Read More ]

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Reflections on 2017 and Great Expectations for 2018

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Colleague, On behalf of all of us at the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), it is my [ Read More ]

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In Recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

Dear Navigators, The principles of navigation began in the discipline of breast cancer. After observing the tremendous success of removing barriers to care as an effective method to improve clinical [ Read More ]

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AONN+ to Present Evidence-Based Navigation Research Abstracts at Annual Conference

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG,
The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins,
Baltimore, MD

 

Dear Navigators, In this issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), we are proud to present the evidence-based research abstracts that have been accepted to the Eighth [ Read More ]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Honoring Navigation’s Connection to Breast Cancer

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, As you know, navigation as a profession began in breast cancer with the work of Harold P. Freeman, MD. Dr Freeman worked to identify and remove barriers to [ Read More ]

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AONN+ Annual Conference: Connect, Learn, Invest, and Be Recognized

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, On behalf of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) leadership council and the conference faculty, I invite you to invest in your navigation career by [ Read More ]

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Just Announced! Dynamic Additions to Our Annual Meeting Agenda

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, Our enthusiasm for the November 16-19 Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Eighth Annual Conference is mounting! This year’s conference is shaping up to be our [ Read More ]

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Be “In the Know”—JONS Provides the Information Essential to Your Success as a Navigator

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, Not only do navigators have an obligation to their patients, institutions, and themselves to understand and master core competencies of navigation, but they also need to remain up-to-date [ Read More ]

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Immunotherapy— A Powerful Tool in the Fight Against Cancer

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, On behalf of the JONS Editorial Board, it is my pleasure to present this special edition dedicated to the topic of immunotherapy. One of the many responsibilities of [ Read More ]

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Navigating Your Patients, Navigating Your Career

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, I recently saw a definition of the word “navigate” that read: to plan and direct the route or course of a ship, aircraft, or other form of transportation, [ Read More ]

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We Are Stronger Together! Get Involved in Your AONN+ Community

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, I’ve just returned from our West Coast Regional Meeting, where attendees enjoyed a robust agenda featuring speakers from across the oncology community. I cannot help but feel re-energized [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics, Letters from Lillie

THEY’RE HERE! The Metrics You Need to Measure Your Impact

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship were established from an empiric observation that navigation tactics have a [ Read More ]

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AONN+ Initiatives Advance the Impact of Navigation

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, We’re gearing up for our first meeting of 2017! The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is venturing out west to Phoenix, AZ, this month to [ Read More ]

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Presenting Evidence-Based Research and Translation for Best Use in Practice

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, I am exceedingly proud of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) for many reasons, but possibly most important, I am proud to feature peer-reviewed, original, evidence-based [ Read More ]

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For the Love of Navigation: Finding Balance to Ensure Best Practices

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

  Dear Navigators, Each February we celebrate Valentine’s Day, a day to honor those we love. I think it appropriate to also honor the love we give. When you selected [ Read More ]

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Navigation Programs on the March in 2017

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, It is with great excitement I write to you today about the growth of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the Journal of Oncology [ Read More ]

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Reflecting on the Year Past – Looking Forward to the Year Ahead

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, As we close out another year, I would like to thank you, our Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) reading community, for your support, encouragement, and loyalty. [ Read More ]

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Calling All Navigators: Join AONN+ and Further Our Progress in Overcoming Barriers to Care!

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, This month, our Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators will convene in Las Vegas for what promises to be an inspiring and entertaining meeting both in our [ Read More ]

Breast Cancer, Letters from Lillie

JONS Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, Over the past couple of decades, our country has made impressive progress in raising awareness of breast cancer. From races for the cure to pink gear on NFL [ Read More ]

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Celebrating Evidence-Based Research in Oncology Nurse Navigation

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, We are greatly looking forward to the Seventh Annual Conference of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) in Las Vegas. In this issue of the [ Read More ]

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AONN+ and JONS: Two Resources with a Common Mission to Empower Navigators

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, This fall, the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), the official publication of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), will bring you the best [ Read More ]

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Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship: Bringing the Excitement of the Navigation Movement to You

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, I hope this issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) finds you well and enjoying all the summer has to offer. We at JONS and [ Read More ]

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Empowering Navigators: Navigation Credential Certification Exam Offered at the Annual Meeting

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, Welcome to this issue of Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), the official publication of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators. Navigating patients is much [ Read More ]

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Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship: Expanding to Meet the Needs of Navigators

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to this issue of JONS, the official publication of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+). The Academy [ Read More ]

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Celebrating 1 Year of CONQUER: the patient voice

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Navigators, The landscape of cancer care has evolved tremendously over the past decade in every aspect: research targets, available treatments, management strategies, and even the makeup of the oncology [ Read More ]

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Making Progress with Patient Navigation Certification

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello to all of our Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) members! I hope that you are ready to be wowed by this April issue of the Journal [ Read More ]

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Improving Oncology Care with Patient Education

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello everyone and welcome to the March 2016 issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS)! This issue includes pertinent information that covers a wide breadth of topics, [ Read More ]

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Navigating Barriers to Care with Outreach and Prevention

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Welcome, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) members, to 2016! We have created another great issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) for you, and [ Read More ]

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Preparing for the New Year

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello to all of our Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) members. Happy holidays! We have another terrific issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship for [ Read More ]

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Implementing New Navigation Certification and Survivorship Care Plans

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello colleagues! We have another great issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) for you, filled with practical information that you can apply to your clinical navigation [ Read More ]

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Recognizing Outstanding Navigation and Survivorship Work in Oncology

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

We are into the final countdown with just a few weeks before our Sixth Annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Conference in Atlanta! This issue of the [ Read More ]

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Measuring the Impact of Our Navigation Programs

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello everyone. It is my pleasure to introduce you to the newest issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. It is packed with new knowledge and information that [ Read More ]

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Defining the Navigator Role

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Happy spring! I hope that everyone is thawing out from a long, cold winter and is ready to enjoy spring. Get outside and reenergize yourselves! This issue of the Journal [ Read More ]

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Prepare to Be Inspired

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Welcome to our first issue of the New Year for the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. This issue is filled with information that I am confident you will find [ Read More ]

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Ringing in the New Year

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Happy New Year! As 2014 comes to a close and we march into 2015, it is only fitting to hope that you and your family have a happy and healthy [ Read More ]

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Investing in Your Career as an Oncology Navigator

It doesn’t matter if you are new at navigation or a seasoned navigator, we each need to invest in our careers. In order to move up the ladder within your [ Read More ]

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Letters from Lillie

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

We are into the final countdown with just a few weeks before our Fifth Annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) Conference! This issue of the Journal of [ Read More ]

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Letters from Lillie

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello everyone! Summer has finally arrived and we hope you are enjoying vacation time with family and friends. We are busy putting the final touches on our Fifth Annual AONN+ [ Read More ]

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Letters from Lillie

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Welcome spring 2014! This issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) is full of information for you to apply within your own work setting, share with fellow [ Read More ]

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Letter from Lillie

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello everyone! This issue of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship provides continued information and knowledge learned at the 2013 Fourth Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference. Music & Medicine [ Read More ]

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Letters From Lillie

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Reader, Happy Holidays to everyone, and Happy New Year from everyone at AONN+! We hope that the New Year is a happy and healthy one for you and your [ Read More ]

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Letter From Lillie

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Reader, We are into the final countdown with just a few weeks before our 4th Annual AONN conference! This issue of JONS gives you a preview of the poster [ Read More ]

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Current State of Cancer Transitions and Cancer Survivorship

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Reader, I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer! We are now even closer to our 4th Annual AONN Conference in Memphis. I am hoping to see you there. We [ Read More ]

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Letters from Lillie June 2013

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Reader, Although it may be summer, which is known for being a time that employees take vacations, we all know that there is no vacation for our patients who [ Read More ]

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Letters From Lillie

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Reader, On behalf of myself and the wonderful AONN staff and Leadership Council that I have the privilege of working with, we hope that you are enjoying the new [ Read More ]

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The Expansion of AONN

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Hello and welcome Spring 2013! This issue of JONS is particularly unique. You will have the opportunity to learn about a successful navigation model for patients with lung nodules which, [ Read More ]

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AONN Moving Forward

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Colleague, I want to begin by telling all of you how honored and proud I am to have been asked to serve as the Program Director for the Academy [ Read More ]

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Inspire Awareness Through Innovative Ideas

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

The summer months are often a period of time when there is less happening in the “cancer awareness” arena. For this reason, I want to challenge everyone to get the [ Read More ]

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Community Outreach Challenge

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Colleague, As we begin to welcome spring, we are also welcoming the opportunity to conduct more health fairs and other community outreach events to raise cancer awareness. This issue [ Read More ]

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Navigating Our Way to the Future

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Colleague, It is with great excitement that I introduce the first issue for 2012 of the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. I’m proud of what we accomplished in [ Read More ]

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A Season Of Gratitude

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Colleague, Each year, we take time to acknowledge the things for which we are most grateful. Of course, family and health immediately come to mind, but there are also [ Read More ]

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A Community Connected

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Dear Colleague, I enthusiastically write to you today regarding our Second Annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference, the official national meeting of the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators (AONN). In this [ Read More ]

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Celebrate Yourself

It’s May. And that means it is National Oncology Nursing Celebration time! I hope that those of you in this profession are pausing from the hectic schedules of attempting to [ Read More ]

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An Expanded Resource For Navigating Cancer Care

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

I am thrilled to serve as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship. I am confident that this peer-reviewed journal will provide a great deal of valuable content [ Read More ]