Oncology Nurse Navigators

To help your patients with cancer understand their treatment path and connect them to needed resources, Premier Health offers oncology nurse navigators, specially trained in oncology care. Learn more about the ways they help your patients.

Cancer treatment can be complex and sometimes overwhelming for you and your family. Premier Health’s oncology nurse navigators will use their in-depth knowledge of cancer care to guide you through your journey and ensure your experience is as smooth as possible.

What Role Does a Nurse Navigator Play In Cancer Care?

A nurse navigator is an important point of contact during cancer treatment, helping with:

Education. A navigator may teach you about:

  • Phases of treatment
  • What you can expect
  • Potential side effects
  • Medications

Barriers. A navigator may connect you with care partners to help eliminate barriers like:  

  • Difficult-to-schedule appointments
  • Access to transportation and lodging
  • Insurance and financial issues

Resources. A navigator may put you in touch with hospital and community resources like:

Are Premier Health Nurse Navigators Specially Trained?

Our oncology nurse navigators are knowledgeable about the best practices in cancer care, and they incorporate these as they work closely with you and other cancer team members.

Many navigators have advanced degrees in nursing and specific certifications for oncology care.

Contact Us

Premier Health offers an extensive network of experienced cancer specialists, close to home, who welcome your referrals. Find a cancer specialist best suited to your patient’s unique needs.

Our cancer specialists have access to nationally recognized cancer care protocols and best practices, since Premier Health is a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center.