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Barbara Gail Bell

Barbara Gail Bell, American nurse. Certified psychiatric and mental health nurse. Member National Nurses Society on Addictions.


  • Bell, Barbara Gail was born on February 6, 1938 in Sheridan. Daughter of James and Rachel Ella (Sanders) Bell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of science in nursing, Montana State College, 1960. Postgraduate, West Valley College, Saratoga, California, 1977. Master of Arts in Counseling, Santa Clara University, 1991.


    • Staff nurse psychiatry Montana Deaconess Hospital, Great Falls, 1960-1962. Staff nurse medicine Billings (Montana) Deaconess Hospital, 1962-1963. Staff nurse psychiatry Santa Clara County Hospital, San Jose, California, 1963-1965.

      Psychiatric nurse Deodor House, 1965-1968. Staff nurse, director nurses Conlee Convalescent Hospital, 1968-1970. Director nurses Statewide Convalescent Hospital, 1970-1972.

      Staff nurse, director nurses Hillhaven Convalescent Hospital, Mountain View, California, 1972-1974. Director nurses Los Altos Sanitarium, Palo Alto, 1975-1979. Staff nurse, head nurse, nurse case manager Veterans Administration Hospital, since 1979.

      Self-employed educator, San Jose, California, 1974-1975. Delegate Citizen Ambassador program Substance Abuse Delegation to Spain and Portugal, 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Certified psychiatric and mental health nurse.


    • Author: Opinion Column, 1988.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member National Nurses Society on Addictions.



    Sketching, hiking, photography.


    • father: James Bell
    • mother: Rachel Ella (Sanders) Bell
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    Born February 6, 1938