Bell receives 2011 Oncology Nursing Society Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award

Kathleen E. Bell, MSN, RN, OCN, of Belmont is the recipient of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award. Bell is an RN nursing manager at Holland Home-Faith Hospice in Grand Rapids. This award recognizes her as an expert oncology nurse in the field of radiation oncology, who made significant contributions to the field through outstanding patient care.

“The Radiation Therapy Nurse Excellence Award acknowledges that my peers have witnessed my passion for the care of the radiation oncology patient,” said Bell. “It also recognizes my work toward the education and the role development of the radiation oncology nurse.”

Bell received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Grand Valley State College in Allendale, Mich., and her master of science in nursing degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale.

She is programming chair of the Greater Grand Rapids Chapter of ONS and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

ONS is a professional organization of more than 35,000 registered nurses and other healthcare professionals committed to excellence in oncology nursing and to leading the transformation of cancer care by initiating and actively supporting educational, legislative and public awareness efforts to improve the care of people with cancer. ONS provides nurses and healthcare professionals with access to the highest quality educational programs, cancer care resources, research opportunities, and networks for peer support. Learn more at


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