Nancy Jo Bush, M.N.’92, M.A.

Bush, a lecturer and assistant clinical professor in the school’s Oncology Nursing program, has held joint clinical practice and faculty positions teaching graduate oncology nursing at the school since 1988. She has experience as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner in private practice. Bush’s clinical expertise is in the psychosocial impact of cancer for patients, families, and caregivers. She is on the Board of Directors of The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura in Westlake, Calif., where she has also volunteered as a support group therapist and medical educator. Bush has published extensively in the area of psychosocial oncology; among others, she is co-editor of Psychosocial Nursing Along the Cancer Continuum, published in 2006 by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Among her awards, she received ONS’s Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year in 2002 and a Nursing Excellence Award in Teaching from Nurseweek.