Susan Weiss Behrend, RN MSN AOCN

International speaker, lecturer, educator, consultant and radiation oncology nurse

Susan Weiss Behrend is an advanced practice oncology nurse. She has functioned as a clinical nurse specialist in the areas of medical and radiation oncology for thirty years. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she received a BSN, BA in Spanish literature and an MSN. Ms. Behrend is certified as an advanced oncology nurse from the oncology nursing certification corporation. Her clinical experience focuses on the care of adult individual’s in medical oncology outpatient settings. Ms. Behrend also is accomplished as a clinician in the field of radiation oncology nursing within a comprehensive cancer center. She has written and edited numerous articles; textbook chapters and journals on topics related to her specialty and frequently appears as a guest lecturer and consultant. Ms. Behrend has been featured nationally as a moderator for a professional video series for oncology nurses.

Ms. Behrend has held several leadership positions within the Oncology Nursing Society including associate chair of the Oncology Nursing Society Steering Council as well as a former board member of the Oncology Education Services a subsidiary of the Oncology Nursing Society. In 2007, Ms. Behrend was honored to receive the Ellyn Bushkin Friend of the Oncology Nursing Foundation Award which designated her as a committed life-long supporter of the Oncology Nursing Foundation. Her professional experience combines the roles of educator and clinician as a consultant to the Department of Continuing Nursing Education and as a clinical specialist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.