The GW Cancer Institute is a division of the GW Cancer Center, a comprehensive hospital-affiliated academic cancer center.
Through a collaborative process, the GW Cancer Institute developed the first-ever consensus-based competencies for Oncology Patient Navigators. With the competencies established, the GW Cancer Institute developed a comprehensive competency-based training for Oncology Patient Navigators. The training uses interactive web-based presentations to discuss evidence-based information and case studies to prepare patient navigators to effectively address barriers to care for cancer patients and survivors. To enroll in the course, visit the Online Academy at http://gwcehp.learnercommunity.com/cancer-institute and use enrollment code PNTrain (note, this is case sensitive).
A Guide for Patient Navigators provides a supplement to the Oncology Patient Navigator Training as learners move through the 20-hour, self-paced online course.
Patient navigators are in need of foundational training to develop core competencies and reduce variability of patient navigation services across settings.