Nancy Jo Bush, DNP, RN, MA, AOCN, FAAN, has been appointed director of the UCLA School of Nursing Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, effective July 1, 2018.
In this role, Dr. Bush will be responsible for direct oversight of the administrative and teaching aspects of the program.
Dr. Bush has taught graduate nursing at the school since 1988. Her clinical focus has been as an oncology clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner. Her clinical and research expertise is in the psychosocial impact of cancer for patients, families, and caregivers. She recently co-authored the third edition of an award winning text, “Psychosocial Nursing Care Along the Cancer Continuum” which addresses psycho-oncology and the care of patients and families facing the continuum of a cancer diagnosis through survivorship.
Dr. Bush is recognized for her creativity in teaching and for her interdisciplinary collaborative style. In 2012, she was inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and in 2018 was presented with the Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award by the Oncology Nursing Society.
The DNP Program will launch Fall 2018 with its first cohort of students. The program focuses on the translation of research into advanced clinical practice to improve health outcomes. The program builds on traditional master’s nursing programs by providing education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems leadership.