Dr. Rose Bell is an experienced nurse, nurse practitioner, and educator who has maintained clinical competence as an ARNP for the past 21 years. She has experience in primary care as well as oncology and is certified in both adult health and oncology. She remains in clinical practice at Roswell Park PC Southtowns in Orchard Park.
Bell currently serves on the national test writer committee for the Advanced Oncology Certification Test and previously served as chair for the Oncology Certification Test.
She recently completed work as co-editor for the Oncology Nursing Society Core Curriculum Study Guide questions. She is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Committee, as well as other professional organizations and has multiple publications on a variety of topics.
Bell has served in various leadership roles in education, inpatient, and ambulatory and dialysis services. She is a retired air force officer, with more than 22 years in active duty service. She brings a unique perspective on serving in the U.S. Armed Forces as an officer, nurse, and nurse practitioner.
Bell earned a dual master’s of science in oncology and adult health nursing from the University of South Florida in Tampa. She obtained a doctorate from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and completed her dissertation on cancer survivorship in chronic leukemia.
Her research interests are in education, survivorship, palliative care, geriatrics, women veterans issues, and culturally competent care. She has been trained in high risk cancer genetics, and, most recently, completed Cleveland Clinic’s program in wound, ostomy, and continence.
Bell has been married to her husband, Gerald, for 30 years and together they have six daughters, five grandchildren, and four dogs. She loves to travel, spend time with family and friends, explore new foods and restaurants, and is an avid quilter.