The Role of Nurse Navigators in Healthcare


About the Course

Episode 1: Explore the crucial role of nurse navigators in today's healthcare landscape. Delve into the various aspects of patient care coordination, from oncology to chronic conditions, and discover how nurse navigators provide essential support, education, and communication. Gain insights into the evolving nature of this role, its challenges, and the key skills required for success. Join us as we discuss how nurse navigators enhance patient outcomes and navigate the complexities of modern healthcare.

Episode 2: Discover the pivotal role of nurse navigators in modern healthcare in this insightful episode. Uncover the challenges they face and the invaluable contributions they make to patient care. Learn how nurse navigators coordinate care, provide crucial support, and seamlessly facilitate transitions between healthcare settings. Join us as we explore the vital world of nurse navigation, exploring how they build trust, connect patients with resources, and advocate for their needs. Gain valuable insights into recent policy changes recognizing their importance, signaling a growing trend towards expanding nurse navigator programs across healthcare sectors. 

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the concept of nurse navigators and articulate their pivotal role in the healthcare system, including how they assist patients in navigating complex medical journeys. 
  • Recognize how nurse navigators contribute to fostering a collaborative approach to healthcare decision-making, ensuring patients are informed and involved in their care. 
  • Recall the challenges nurse navigators may encounter and the evolving trends in patient navigation, while also understanding the crucial role of community resources and support in optimizing patient care. 

About the Presenter

Alfa Lafleur is a highly experienced hematology and oncology nurse practitioner with a passion for delivering compassionate care to patients with various blood and cancer diagnoses. Currently, she practices as an independent APRN at Florida Cancer Specialists, collaborating with oncologists and managing complex treatment plans.  Beyond clinical practice, Ms. Lafleur actively contributes to the healthcare field through various roles. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at Rasmussen University, instructing nursing courses and fostering student success.  She is a Doctoral of Nursing Practice candidate, with an anticipated graduation date in May 2024. She holds multiple certifications, including Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner. She is actively involved in professional organizations and continuously seeks opportunities to advance clinical practice and patient care.? 

Dr. Candace Pierce is a nurse leader committed to ensuring nurses are well prepared and offered abundant opportunities and resources to enhance their skills acquisition and confidence at the bedside. With 15 years in nursing, she has worked at the bedside, in management, and in nursing education. She has demonstrated expertise and scholarship in innovation and design thinking in healthcare and education, and collaborative efforts within and outside of healthcare. Scholarship endeavors include funded grants, publications, and presentations. As a leader, Dr. Pierce strives to empower others to create and deploy ideas and embrace their professional roles as leaders, change agents, and problem solvers. In her position as the Sr. Course Development Manager for Elite, she works as a project engineer with subject matter experts to develop evidence-based best practices in continuing education for nurses and other healthcare professionals.       

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire recording which requires a 1 hour commitment of time.
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

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It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept support from ineligible companies. Furthermore, ineligible companies are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.  

©2024: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.  

Accreditations and Approvals

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.