Oncology Nurse Navigator

Also known as: Cancer nurse navigators, nurse navigation, oncology, nurse navigation, cancer

What an Oncology Nurse Navigator Can Do for You

Our Oncology Nurse Navigators are medical professionals whose clinical expertise help guide patients and their caregivers through the health care system. Our goal is to assist patients throughout their cancer treatment. We provide patients with information so they can understand their diagnosis and treatment plan.

Within the locations and cancer types we support, oncology nurse navigators will:

  • Be a point of contact for patients and their families from diagnosis through the end of treatment
  • Help clarify details of patient’s diagnosis and medical information
  • Help identify and remove barriers to care
  • Help patients understand the roles of their care team and assist in communicating with them
  • Help to review patient’s questions and concerns before doctor appointments
  • Refer patients to Providence Cancer Support Services (social work, resource specialists, support groups, nutrition, integrative medicine, financial support) and community resources (transportation, childcare) as needed
  • Assist with transition from cancer treatment to cancer survivorship with information, support, and referrals to resources


Contact your care team to be connected with an Oncology Nurse Navigator.