Certification Policies and Procedures

The Breast Patient Navigator Certification Program is a certification that has been developed by a peer review team of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). The Navigator program identifies the purpose of certification as a means to: [1] set standards of achievement and the navigator’s role; [2] enhance patient safety, quality of care and delivery of services through recognition and resolution of barriers to care; and [3] recognize professionals who advance beyond basic knowledge in a specialty field.

Mission of NCBC: The mission of the National Consortium of Breast Center’s nonprofit Navigator Certification program is to optimize care of patients affected by diagnostics and cancer of the breast. Through standardized certification, we recognize highly skilled navigators who excel in communication, support, education, assessment and elimination of barriers to care from initial screening imaging to survivorship or end of life care, with a goal of continual support offered for every patient, every time.

Governance (Standard 2): The governance of the Breast Patient Navigator (CN-B*) certification is a function of the NCBC Certification Board. A list of the Certification Board members can be found in the NCBC Navigator Policies and Procedures below.

NCBC Navigator Certification Program Policies and Procedures:

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