de Souza Institute
Categories: Nursing, Interprofessional, Oncology, Primary Care

Patient Navigation (PNON02SEP22)


Maureen Watt-Smit

Updated in 2021, the patient navigation course is designed to help health care providers apply principles of navigation throughout the cancer care continuum. Case studies are used to help discuss issues that patients may face during cancer care. The course includes tools and strategies in communication, patient teaching and education to address complex informational, physical and psychosocial needs of patients and families. The process to improve access for indigenous communities, ethno-cultural and gender groups is emphasized.



Course Syllabus

Course Objectives - Will be available in April

Course Requirements

To receive a certificate and a 0.5 credit toward a de Souza designation, participants are required to complete the following:

  1. Complete a pre-course evaluation
  2. Complete all section case studies and forum discussions
  3. Complete final assignment
  4. Complete post-course evaluation

Time Commitment: Approximately 3 to 4 hours per week.

Course Syllabus: View the course syllabus


This course is available to RNs and RPNs and indigenous navigators.


Payment must be received by September 5, 2022.  For more information, please visit our Cancellation & No Show Policy.

Participants can pay for this course through My Account by MasterCard or Visa, or send a cheque to:

de Souza Institute
c/o The Michener Institute of Education
222 St. Patrick Street, Office 503
Toronto, ON   M5T 1V4
Last Day to Register
Sep. 5, 2022
Course Starts
Sep. 12, 2022
Fee (CAD)
International Fee (CAD)

To enroll in this course:


To purchase multiple courses:

Course Ends
Nov. 14, 2022
Last Drop Date
Sep. 16, 2022
Learning Hours
de Souza Designation Credits
0.5 credits under Patient Teaching and Coaching