AONN+ and JONS: Two Resources with a Common Mission to Empower Navigators

September 2016 Vol 7, No 8
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Program Director, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, John Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs; Professor of Surgery and Oncology, JHU School of Medicine; Co-Creator, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work
shockli@jhmi.edu

Dear Navigators,

This fall, the Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship (JONS), the official publication of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), will bring you the best our field has to offer, including scientific, evidence-based abstracts from our annual meeting; peer-reviewed original research; and interviews with those on the frontlines of navigation and oncology care at large. It is through these offerings that we hope to empower you as navigators to provide the best care for your patients.

The meeting offers a robust, inspiring agenda and networking opportunities critical to the growth of our field. This weekend promises to be a wonderful opportunity to learn, share, and grow as a navigator!

This year’s meeting marks an important event for the AONN+ membership. We are delighted to offer 2 newly finalized certification exams: one for lay navigators, the other for nurse navigators. To prepare for the certification exams, our Leadership Council has created a series of learning guides. In this issue, we focus on cancer survivorship for the oncology nurse navigator-certified generalist. It is our hope that you will participate in obtaining the certification as part of your continued growth in oncology navigation.

Also in this issue, we feature an original research article by Chantelle Carneiro and colleagues about perceptions of cancer treatment transition as well as coverage from our recent East Coast Regional Meeting.

As always, we offer this publication in the hope of empowering you to offer the best to your patients. And we welcome you to submit your original research in navigation on our website, www.JONS-online.com/submit-a-manuscript.

Sincerely,

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS
Editor-in-Chief
University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Depts of Surgery and Oncology; Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Cancer Survivorship Programs at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins; Associate Professor, JHU School of Medicine, Depts of Surgery, Oncology & Gynecology and Obstetrics;
Associate Professor, JHU School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
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