Oncology Nurse Navigator Program
The Oncology Nurse Navigator Program at The Medical Center of Aurora
Our goal is to provide the highest quality of cancer care.
The Oncology Nurse Navigator serves as a key member of the multidisciplinary team. The first point of contact with the Navigator is typically when a patient is newly diagnosed. This diagnosis can be devastating and often leaves patients and families feeling overwhelmed, hopeless and confused. Initial contact with the Navigator assures these patients and families that they have an advocate and an easily accessible source of information and support. The oncology nurse navigator assists in expediting the care by maintaining communication, scheduling initial test, making appropriate consultations and initiating treatment(s) as recommended by the multidisciplinary team. The navigator also serves as a liaison between the multidisciplinary team, patient and family to ensure the best individualized care for the patient.
Breast Cancer Navigator: Sue Scheiwe RN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Sue has 32 years of nursing experience, 9 years in Breast Health. She is a nationally certified in Breast Health Navigation. Sue is an active member of Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators and National Consortium of Breast Centers. She received her teaching degree from Mesa State College and her Associate Degree in Nursing from Community College of Denver. She is an expert in patient experiences related to breast disease and is passionate about providing support for women as they embark upon their cancer journey. Sue facilitates the breast cancer support group which meets the third Thursday of each month at Colorado Breast Care.
Oncology Nurse Navigator: Katie Snell, RN, BSN, OCN
Katie has been an Oncology Nurse for 17 years. Her experience includes hematology, hem/onc, oncology, clinical trials, blood and marrow transplant, education, outpatient chemotherapy and palliative care. She has a specialist Bachelors degree in Oncology Nursing.