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Patient Health Navigator Info:
Start your healthcare career in an exciting profession as a PATIENT HEALTH NAVIGATOR!
As the cost of healthcare continues to rise, many hospitals, health systems and health care providers are hiring Patient Health Navigators to help their patients achieve better health and help remove barriers to care. The demand for Patient Health Navigators is expected to grow in the coming years as more and more health care organizations recognize the value of these professionals.
Patient Health Navigators don’t need a college degree – just the passion to help people access health and remove barriers such as language, culture, communication and system complexity. Patient Health Navigators are advocates and educators, focusing on helping people make healthy choices and experience optimal health.
Online Training to Become a Patient Health Navigator
The Institute for Professional Care Education, a nationally recognized training company, offers an online Patient Health Navigator course, approved by the Oregon Health Authority and applicable throughout the country, that teaches the foundational skills needed to work as a Patient Health Navigator.
This comprehensive course is delivered online and can be taken on your schedule!
- 80 hour course approved by Oregon Health Authority
- Complete the entire course online
- Instructor available throughout course and to review and grade course assignments
- 60 days from purchase to complete your course
- Required textbook: Foundations for Community Health Worker
Patient Health Navigator Course Outline
STUDENT-DIRECTED PROJECTSAgency Review of Local Service Agencies
Plan a Health Education Class
Cynthia McDaniel MSN RN
Cynthia is the Lead Nurse Instructor for IPCed. Her experience includes program development in community settings, community education, and consulting. She has worked as a consultant to state agencies in community program development, a regional director of clinical operations for a company providing community-based care, and faculty in both a community college and university. As an assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University she taught Population Based Nursing – Chronic Illness and Health Promotion, Epidemiology, and Evidence Based Care.
Cynthia speaks locally, regionally, and nationally on community and population-focused topics, and is the recipient of community awards. She is the co-founder of the Community Nursing Network, the Gero Leadership Alliance, and several other non-profit community groups. Her research focus has been with adults living in community settings, and the nurse workings those settings. Cynthia earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Gonzaga University with a specialty focus on nursing education and community health.
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