Nurse Navigator Program
Guidance and Support for Cancer Patients
Coping with cancer at any stage is difficult. To help patients and their families through this trying time, the Lifespan Cancer Institute offers the Nurse Navigator Program.
The program assists patients through the entire course of their cancer care. Navigators are registered nurses trained in oncology who possess an in-depth understanding of specific types of cancer and the process patients undergo. They guide patients through their diagnosis, treatment and recovery, while helping them make informed decisions and cope with the variety of issues they face.
Helping You Throughout Your Cancer Journey
Navigators follow patients before, during and after cancer treatments including chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. They are available in person and by telephone to offer support and provide answers.
Nurse navigators guide patients through the health care system and the course of their treatment in several ways, including:
- Facilitating communication with health professionals (physicians, counselors, nutritionists and community-based support resources)
- Coordinating services to streamline and accelerate treatments
- Arranging interpreters and transportation
- Assisting with insurance and financial questions
- Providing emotional support to patients and their families
- Offering educational resources
Nurse Navigator Program Locations
Nurse Navigator Program, Rhode Island Hospital
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building)
110 Lockwood St.
Providence, RI 02903
Nurse Navigator Program, The Miriam Hospital
Norman & Rosalie Fain Health Centers (The Fain Building) at The Miriam Hospital
140 Summit Ave, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02906
Nurse Navigator Program, Newport Hospital
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840