Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals

Through a collaborative process, the GW Cancer Center developed the first-ever, national consensus-based competencies for oncology patient navigators without a clinical license.

This comprehensive, competency-based training uses evidence-based information and case studies to prepare patient navigators to effectively address barriers to care for cancer patients and survivors. The development of this training was supported by Cooperative Agreement #5U38DP004972 and #5NU58DP006461 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC) and is currently supported by Cooperative Agreement #NU58DP007539 from the CDC. All presenters and content experts who developed this training including Monique Dyson, Elizabeth Hatcher, Emily Gentry and Emily Quaglieri have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC. The GW Cancer Center would like to thank the CDC for their ongoing collaboration on this program.

Please note that these materials are currently being updated for purposes of 508 compliance. If you need an accommodation to assist in your use of the materials in the interim, please complete the Accessibility Feedback Form.

If you would like to adapt the training content or any of the supplemental resources to customize to your local context to help document eligibility for reimbursement for your navigation program, PowerPoint decks covering most of the training content (sans videos) are freely available for your use and adaptation at bit.ly/PNGuides2023.

Please include the following acknowledgment if materials are adapted:

This content was adapted from the GW Cancer Center the Oncology Patient Navigation Training: The Fundamentals (PI: Pratt-Chapman) developed and maintained by CDC cooperative agreements #NU38DP004972, #5NU58DP006461 and #NU58DP007539. The content added, changed, or adapted by our organization do not necessarily represent the views of the GW Cancer Center or the CDC.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 17.00 Completion
  • 12.00 Certified Health Education Specialist/Master Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®/MCHES®)
  • 17.00 Nursing CEU
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Health Education Specialists

This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES®) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®) to receive up to 10.0 total Category I education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 2.0.


This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, which is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This activity is approved to provide 17.0 nursing contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 17.00 Completion
  • 12.00 Certified Health Education Specialist/Master Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®/MCHES®)
  • 17.00 Nursing CEU
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