Patient Navigator Training Collaborative

Navigate to new skills and knowledge.

The Patient Navigator Training Collaborative offers a full curriculum designed to build patient navigator skills and knowledge. Whether you are a new or experienced patient navigator, choose from beginning or advanced level courses. Our expert instructors are patient navigation experts and leaders and can help you navigate to new knowledge and skills.

Course formats:

  • Face-to-face courses
  • Online courses
  • Self-paced eLearning courses
  • Special-topic webinars


What is a patient navigator?

A patient navigator is a member of the healthcare team who helps patients “navigate” the healthcare system and get timely care. Navigators help coordinate patient care, connect patients with resources, and help patients understand the healthcare system. Patient navigators work in many areas of healthcare. Many have one chronic disease focus area such as cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.

Who are courses for?

Courses are for patient navigators, social workers, nurses and community healthcare workers. Choose from two levels of training: Level 1 for new patient navigators and Level 2 for more experienced navigators. New navigators learn strategies to address patient barriers, how to maintain professional relationships, and health promotion skills. More experienced navigators can focus on topics related to care coordination, emotional aspects of disease, or legal and ethical healthcare issues. See the Courses page for more information.


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