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Nurse Navigators

Trish Tatrai RN, MS, OCN, CBCN
Manager, Oncology Support Services/Breast Navigator

Trish-Tatrai_02-webTrish is a Breast Cancer Navigator at Capital Health Cancer Center where she is responsible for developing and sustaining a comprehensive, evidence-based nursing professional practice model for the oncology nursing practice and breast patients of the Cancer Center and of the Center for Comprehensive Breast Care. She manages several specialty and oncology navigators at Capital Health. The Oncology Nursing Society has certified Trish in Oncology and also as a Certified Breast Cancer Navigator.

Throughout her 30+ year career, Trish has held numerous positions providing breast cancer care and education, including the Women’s Breast Center and community outreach programs. As a breast cancer nurse navigator, Trish assists patients and families throughout the cancer journey by coordinating care with all members of the patient’s multidisciplinary health care team, assessing medical care and resources, providing education and emotional support. She also leads Capital Health’s Breast Cancer Survivors Support Groups.

She is a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) and was recently named one of nine navigators in the U.S. to participate in a national study evaluating the ability and reliability of navigation metrics to create national standards for use by all organizations to demonstrate the efficacy and sustainability of the navigation programs.

She served as past chair of the Oncology Nursing Society’s Certified Breast Cancer Nurse CBCN® Test Development Committee, providing expert leadership in the development certification tests.

Trish received her nursing diploma from the Helene Fuld School of Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Thomas Edison State College and master’s degree from Rutgers University. She rejoined Capital Health in 2010.