Carol Bush on Navigators and Healthcare Reform

May 29, 2013
Carol Bush, BS, RN
Carol Bush, BS, RN

Carol Bush, BS, RN, is a nurse consultant, blogger and social media Community Manager at The Social Nurse. An oncology nurse activist, she has a passion for helping nurses advance clinical practice by mastering digital tools. At home, Carol loves gardening, cooking, watching college basketball and playing with her granddaughter. Connect with Carol via Twitter @cbushrn or @TheSocialNurse

Carol Bush, BS, RN, Patient Navigator, Midwest Cancer Alliance, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, discusses the role of oncology nurse navigators in healthcare reform.

Carol Bush, BS, RN, Patient Navigator, Midwest Cancer Alliance, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, discusses the role of oncology nurse navigators in healthcare reform.

Bush says that nurse navigators are a crucial piece in healthcare reform. Navigators are responsible for assessing gaps, coordinating care, analyzing data, and planning a full treatment regimen.

Nurse navigators also must focus on prevention, wellness, and patient education. Bush says that this important role makes it an exciting time for navigators.