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Nurse Navigator Brochure (.pdf)
It can often be a challenge for cancer patients to know what resources and services are available and being able to access and utilize them.
A unique service of the Cancer Center at Presbyterian is the Nurse Navigator. She serves as a personal navigator, acting as liaison to enhance the quality and continuity of care for cancer patients.
The nurse navigator's services are provided free of charge by The Cancer Center at Presbyterian and include:
Helps patients and their families understand treatment options and what their diagnosis means.
Assists cancer patients with accessing appointments and resources in the community.
Refers patients to appropriate resources and professionals.
Provides consultation to physicians and other health care providers regarding resources and services available to cancer patients.
Provides consultation to cancer patients and their families to assess and determine personal needs and concerns.
Maintains communication with cancer patients to check progress through the course of their experience to help assure their needs are being met.
Insures that important support needs are met -- for example connects patient to cancer counselors, peer support and support groups.
Makes spiritual referral as appropriate.
Educates patients about resources available to them.
Assists patients in searching for online information as well as maintains a library of education information.
Provides advocacy as needed regarding insurance and financial issues.
Contact the Nurse Navigator
The Cancer Center at Presbyterian
8300 Constitution Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
4100 High Resort Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday