Check It Out, Ohioans: Free Patient Navigator Course from Komen

Our friends at Susan G. Komen Columbus have announced a fantastic and free breast cancer training opportunity for clinical or community-based patient navigators. If you’re in Ohio, you can apply for this blended-learning program to “increase your patient needs assessment skills and learn about resources to help support patients through the continuum of care.” Read more below, and apply by Feb. 11:

Patient Navigator Course for Laypeople and Clinical Professionals

Komen Columbus is excited to announce we are accepting applications for a free course for community-based or clinical patient navigators interested in increasing their patient needs assessment skills and learning about resources to help support patients through the continuum of care. Though this training focuses on patient navigation after an abnormal screening result, it may be appropriate to build skills for navigation to screening as well.

The deadline to apply is February 11. The course will begin March 1st, and continue for 10 weeks. Twenty-two CNE credits are available through the Oncology Nursing Society.

Participants for the first training will be selected from submitted applications. Complete an application by Feb.11. There are the following requirements to participate:

  • Located in Ohio
  • Supervisor letter of recommendation and support
  • Baseline measurements submitted before course. Measurements will be collected upon applicant's selection. For example, the number of patients with abnormal screening results who completed diagnostic testing.
  • Follow-up measurements
  • Participation in in two live webinar sessions
  • Completion of a module and quiz each week to move on to the next module

March 1, 10 am-noon: webinar course introduction and welcome module
Week 1: Organizational and Documentation Skills
Week 2: Disparities and Social Determinants of Health
Week 3: Assessment Skills
Week 4: Breast Continuum of Care Part 1
Week 5: Breast Continuum of Care Part 2
Week 6: Navigating Health Insurance
Week 7: Service Coordination
Week 8: Genetics
Week 9: Health Coaching and Motivational Interviewing
May 10, 10 am-12 pm: Live webinar course conclusion

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