January 2018 VOL 9, NO 1


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 ]

AONN+ Annual Meeting

The Gold Medal Mindset: The Importance of a Team in the Fight Against Cancer

An athlete doesn’t win an Olympic gold medal alone, and a patient doesn’t beat cancer alone. It takes a team to succeed, and navigators are a vital part of that [ Read More ]

AONN+ Annual Meeting, AONN+ Standardized Metrics

AONN+ Announces New Metrics Repository and Database

Although there historically has been a gap in the literature regarding the key areas that measure the success of navigation programs, the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) [ Read More ]

AONN+ Annual Meeting, Breast Cancer

The Complexities and Challenges of Navigation in Breast Cancer

Navigating patients through the complexities of breast cancer is a unique challenge, but cross-collaboration between breast patient navigators and oncology nurse navigators can make a world of difference in improving [ Read More ]

ONE Award

And the winner is… Laura Mulderrig, BSN, RN, OCN, of Fox Chase Cancer Center: Providing Hope One Patient at a Time

The Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS) and its sister publication The Oncology Nurse-APN/PA are delighted to announce Laura Mulderrig, BSN, RN, OCN, as the 2017 Oncology Nurse Excellence [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics, Evidence into Practice

Research, Quality, and Performance Improvement

Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG 

In today’s healthcare environment, key organizations are driving the focus on quality, outcomes, and evidence-based practice. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim initiative looks to improve the patient experience, [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Novice Navigator: Case Scenario on Research, Quality, and Performance Improvement

Marian E. Gilmore, RN, OCN, ONN-CG; Pamela Goetz, BA, OPN-CG; Barbara McHale, RN, BS, OCN, ONN-CG, CBCN 

Patient and nurse navigators play an important role in the care of patients from screening through treatment and into survivorship. Whether helping address barriers to care, coordinating care, supporting transitions [ Read More ]

Evidence into Practice

Seasoned Navigator: Case Scenario on Research, Quality, and Performance Improvement

Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN, OCN; Nicole Delano, MSN, RN; Tricia Strusowki, MS, RN 

In a rural outpatient cancer center affiliated with a nonprofit community hospital, cancer patients prescribed oral chemotherapy receive written and verbal education on the oral chemotherapy agent from the oncology [ Read More ]

AONN+ Sarah Cannon Pilot Validation Study

AONN+ to Partner with Sarah Cannon to Validate Oncology Navigation

When the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) established the AONN+ Standardized Metrics Task Force, the goal was to develop a set of metrics that could objectively measure [ Read More ]

AONN+ Standardized Metrics

The Metrics Initiative: What Is Next?

Cheryl Bellomo, MSN, RN, ONN-CG, OCN; Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, ONN-CG, OCN, CBCN 

For the past 2 years, the annual Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) conference has been the place to learn what is exciting and happening in the standardized [ Read More ]

Original Research

Social Media Use Among Parents of Young Childhood Cancer Survivors

Justin Wilford, PhD; Kathryn Osann, PhD; Lari Wenzel, PhD 

Background: Given the high level of need for childhood cancer survivorship health education and preventive health behavior change, social media represent important resources for parents to engage with experts and [ Read More ]