You can come in contact with countless doctors and nurses, from general practitioners to surgeons to specialists and beyond.
That's where a nurse navigator can provide help – a nurse navigator is a specialty trained registered nurse who can serve as a patient advocate, coordinate the patient's care, and educate the patient and her family.
Radio Smart Talk's Scott LaMar guides an important conversation about the role a nurse navigator plays with Sue Bowman from Wellspan Health. (scroll down to learn more about Sue)
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Susan Bowman, a nurse navigator at the York Cancer Center, was recently named Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator of the Year.
Her work with over 2,600 patients in the York Cancer Center Breast Program for nearly a decade was recognized by by the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators (AONN) when she was presented with this award.
Bowman created the breast cancer navigation program to address the specific needs of WellSpan patients.
- Read more about Bowman's work as a breast cancer nurse navigator and her prestigious Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator of the Year Award
- Check out this video to learn more about WellSpan's nurse navigation program and how a nurse navigator can provide information, clinical support and resources on the cancer journey.