Nikki Barkett BSN, RN, OCN

Oral Antineoplastics Nurse Navigator, Banner University of Arizona Cancer Center

Nikki Barkett, RN, BSN, OCN, is the Oral Antineoplastics Nurse Navigator (OANN) at the Banner University of Arizona Cancer Center. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at the California State University, Chico. She relies on her more than 27 years of oncology nursing experience to guide her oral antineoplastic education and adverse event management. Nikki is a member of Acedemy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+), Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), and Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). She is a member of the ACCC Financial Advocacy Advisory Committee and co-presented “Financial Advocacy in a Value-Based World” at the 35th ACCC National Oncology Pre-Conference in 2018. She is also a member of the Financial Toxicity Committee at Banner University of Arizona Cancer Center, evaluating the use of screening tools to proactively identify patients at high-risk for financial distress, improving health literacy by educating and evaluating patients at key time points throughout their cancer journey, and evaluating the efficacy of an insurance navigator housed within the clinic.