Nancy Jo Bush, a lecturer at the UCLA School of Nursing, was recently honored for her work and named recipient of the Mary Nowotny Excellence in Cancer Nursing Education Award from the Oncology Nursing Society. 

Bush has taught graduate oncology nursing at the school since 1988. Her clinical expertise is in the psychosocial impact of cancer for patients, families and caregivers. Most recently she 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.

Bush, who is one of the most successful and longest-termed faculty members teaching the specialty of oncology for the undergraduate and graduate nursing students in the UCLA School of Nursing, helped develop one of the first oncology nursing master’s programs and has taught nearly 200 oncology clinical nurse specialists and oncology nurse practitioners in Southern California.