Navigator’s Notebook

Navigator's Notebook

A New Navigator’s Beginning Journey

Anne Phillippe, RN, BSN, MS
is the Complex GI Nurse Navigator for St. David’s HealthCare hospitals in Austin, TX.


Two months into starting as an oncology nurse navigator, I learned of a 62-year-old woman, we will call her Sally, who had recently been diagnosed with rectal cancer. When I [ Read More ]

Navigator's Notebook

The Power of Navigation: A Case Presentation

Suzanne Schupp, MSN, MAT, RN 

In early fall 2016, I was referred to a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient I will call “Teresa.” Teresa is a retired professional in her early 60s; she is divorced. [ Read More ]

Navigator's Notebook

A Story of Friendship: A Case Presentation

Penny Widmaier, RN, MSN 

In the fall of 2015, I received a phone call from a woman who identified herself as “a friend of someone in trouble.” That was an understatement. Both the trouble [ Read More ]