Angelia Huels, RN, CN-BN
Angelia Huels, RN, CN-BN, was the Nurse Navigator for the cancer center at Cox Medical Center Branson in Branson, MO. Angelia has served in the role for multiple years and is a benefit to the oncology patients of the community. She has been critical in the improvement of patient access to care, evidence-based cancer treatment, and quality of life for patients with cancer in the community. She has promoted her professional growth by attending oncology nurse navigator educational seminars and conferences, including the one offered by the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+).
Interestingly, Angelia paid a lot out-of-pocket by herself. Due to COVID-19, her organization was unable to fund employee education, so Angelia took the time to apply for a scholarship to attend the AONN+ 2021 Annual Conference and was selected to attend virtually. In 2022, her oncology program was moved from the local hospital to another hospital in the system due to lack of physician coverage. This gave Angelia an opportunity to go back into the cardiac field, which was her first love in starting her nursing career.