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2018 ONA NAVIGATION SUMMIT Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) GUIDELINES

​This conference is supported in part by by educational grants from Astellas, Celgene Corporation, Lilly, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Novocure, and Pfizer, Inc.

This activity is jointly provided by the Oncology Nursing Society and Oncology Nurse Advisor in collaboration with Haymarket Medical Education.

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed to address the needs of nurse navigators, care coordinators, oncology nurses, advanced practice nurses, cancer program administrators, and cancer service line directors involved in the management of people with cancer.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

The oncology nurse navigator core competencies (ONS, 2013), which focus on 4 categories —professional role, education, coordination of care, and communication — provide an essential framework for the practice of navigation. The competencies, however, tell navigators what to do, but do not specify how to do it. This is the fundamental, unmet need in oncology navigation practice. Meeting this need requires bridging of educational gaps: knowledge and focus on the core competencies; using critical thinking and relationship building to attain the core competencies; and applying the core competencies in different types and stages of cancer, from initial diagnosis through survivorship or palliation.

Continuing Nursing Education

ONS is accredited with distinction as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. The Oncology Nursing Society is providing contact hours for this program and maintains responsibility for adherence to ANCC criteria.

For more information about the accreditation of this program, please contact the Oncology Nursing Society at 1-866-257-4ONS or

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete an evaluation/application for credit at the conclusion of the conference.


Faculty list will be published soon.

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, ONNs should be better able to:

  1.   Identify how the 4 core competency categories of the oncology nurse navigator: professional role; education; coordination of care; and communication can be used to facilitate more efficient navigation and role autonomy.
  2.    Apply critical thinking skills, including clinical reasoning and logical decision-making, to attain the ONN core competencies.
  3.   Build and sustain relationships with patients, caregivers, multidisciplinary team members, health care administrators, and third-party payers to attain the ONN core competencies.
  4.   Plan navigation that exhibits the ONN core competencies in specific, major cancer groups including solid tumors and hematologic malignancies.

Program Agenda

Review the full agenda here.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

The following is the fee structure for this educational activity.

    • September 1, 2017 through May 8, 2018 - $225
    • May 9, 2018 through June 15, 2018 - $250

Online registration for the 2018 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit will close at 9:00 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. After this time you may register onsite. Registrations may not be cancelled but can be transferred to another attendee. Please contact Amanda Hassler (;646-638- 6023) for registration transfer assistance.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Oncology Nursing Society requires anyone in a position to influence the content of a program (planners, presenters, or authors) to disclose any financial interest they, an immediate family member, or significant other have with commercial entities that produce, market, resell, or distribute health care products or services that are used on or by patients.  These disclosures are evaluated by the Oncology Nursing Society for any conflict of interest. If conflicts of interest are identified, they are resolved according to the Oncology Nursing Society procedures. 

None of the program planners and presenters disclosed any pertinent financial relationships or conflicts of interest.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (eg, physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact Amanda Hassler prior to the live event at 646-638- 6023 or