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Nurse Practitioner Nursing

Norfolk, Virginia, United States
January 12, 2018

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Blair Belkin, FNP-BC

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Norfolk, Virginia


Work Experience

April 2013-August 2017

Westminster Canterbury Winchester, Virginia

Acted as sole provider of care in acute care clinic for both patients and employees of Westminster Canterbury. Managed chronic disease processes and treatment for long term care patients. Educated nursing staff and managed end of life and palliative care for patients.

June 2012-July 2013

Beth Omundsen MD Family Practice Winchester, Virginia

Provide direct patient care, including wellness, preventive, diagnostic and treatment for patients of all ages

Provide cosmetic procedures including Botox injections and Cosmetic Filler injections.

February 2011-May 2012

Valley Family and Procedural Medicine Stephens City, Virginia

Provide direct care, including wellness, preventive, diagnosis and treatment for family practice patients, ages 0-99

Provide direct care to bariatric patients, including education, guidance and treatment to manage obesity and comorbidities caused by obesity

May 2008-November 2010

Rheumatology Consultants Winchester, Virginia

Direct patient care, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of patients with various autoimmune and connective tissue diseases

Assessment and follow-up care of hospital consults

Review of laboratory, x-ray and other diagnostic reports

June 2005-May 2008

Pain Management Services

Winchester Medical Center Winchester, Virginia

Post operative pain management for patients with spinal analgesia

Provide guidance/education to staff nurses regarding pain control

Provide consultative services to physicians concerning pain management, end of life care and palliative care

Co-Developed Pain Management and Palliative Care Program

Co-coordinator of 3th and 4th Symposium on Pain Management

Member of WMC Ethics Committee

Member of WMC Pain Management Committee

Co-Chair Advanced Practice Nurse Council

August 2003-August 2017

Shenandoah University Winchester, Virginia

Faculty Member

Developer, coordinator and instructor of nursing elective End of Life and Palliative Care N 316, with 10-25 BSN students

Instructor Physical Exam and Assessment Skills to FNP students

Instructor to MSN students in clinical practice

Clinical instructor to BSN students in practice setting

Clinical instructor laboratory and assessment skills BSN students

Guest lecturer pharmacy and PA students in end of life and palliative care

December 2002-April 2005

Blue Ridge Hospice Winchester, Virginia

Director of Patient Care Services

Case Manager

Supervision of clinical practice for 35 nurses and nursing assistants

Develop policy and protocols to meet JCAHO standards

Provide education to all staff

Provide holistic care to chronically ill and end of life patients

Collaborate with Interdisciplinary Team Members

Provide pain and symptom management to patients

Provide emotional support to patients and caregivers

July 1998-November 2002

Winchester Medical Center Winchester, Virginia

Staff Nurse, Oncology and Medical Telemetry

Provide daily care to oncology, surgical, renal and cardiac patients

Initiate chemotherapy agents and specialty cardiac drips

Provide intra-peritoneal dialysis to renal patients

Promote health through education of patient and caregivers

January 1998-December 2000

First Baptist Church Winchester, Virginia

Parish Nurse

Provide health education opportunities to church members

Coordinate resources for homebound church members

January 1980-August 1997

Primrose Farm Front Royal, Virginia

Farm Manager

Director of pony breeding program

Provide preventive healthcare to 25 hunter show ponies and broodmares

Train young hunter ponies and junior riders for competition

Organize/manage VHSA associate horse shows


January 2010 Penn State University

Ice Cream 101

December 2006 Shenandoah University

Post graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

May 2002 Shenandoah University

Master of Science in Nursing, Pain Management and Palliative Care

April 2002 Harvard University

Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital

Pain Management and Palliative Care

May 1999 Shenandoah University

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

June 1990 Lord Fairfax Community College

Associate Degree Equine Science

Professional Certifications and Licenses

Licensed Family Nurse Practitioner, Virginia Board of Nursing 002416732

(expiration 7/19)

License to Prescribe, Virginia Board of Nursing 001******* (exp. 7/19)

Licensed Register Nurse, Virginia Board of Nursing 000******* (exp. 7/19)

DEA License and Virginia License to Prescribe MB 1619533 (exp. 7/18)

Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse (expired)

Pain Management Certification (expired)

ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education) Trainer Certification

CPR certification, American Red Cross, (exp. 6/19)

Professional Awards

Alpha Chi National Honor Society, for academic excellence 1998.

Mary Jane McCone Excellence in Nursing Award, Shenandoah University 1999.

Graduate Award for Clinical Excellence, Shenandoah University 2002.

Excellence in Conference Development, Winchester Medical Center Pain Management Conference 2007

Professional Memberships

Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners

Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Pi Chapter

Pain Society of America

American Society of Bariatric Physicians


Review of The Edge, by Dick Francis. The Washington Times, August, 1990.

“Risk for Dysfunctional Grieving,” Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 6th ed. Edited by Sheila M. Sparks and Cynthia M. Taylor, 2004.

“Complicated Grief,” Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 7th ed. Edited by Sheila S. Ralph and Cynthia M. Taylor, 2007.

“Grieving,” Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, 7th ed. Edited by Sheila S. Ralph and Cynthia M. Taylor, 2007.


Nursing Perception of DNR status. Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Research Forum, Winchester, Virginia, April 2002.


“Frequently used Medications at the End of Life.” Presented to Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy, November 2003.

“Assessment and Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain.” Presented to Shenandoah University School of Nursing, December 2003.

“Palliative and End of Life Care.” Presented to Shenandoah University Physician’s Assistant Program, April 2004.

“Medications for Symptom Management at the End of Life.” Presented to Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy, April 2004.

“Nurses Role in the Assessment and Treatment of Pain.” Presented to Shenandoah University School of Nursing, December 2005.

“Communicating with Your Physician, How to Discuss Pain and End of Life Care.” Presented to Winchester Area Faith Community Nurses, November 2007.


Rose Jannuzzi, DNP

WMC Pain Management

1840 Amherst St.

Winchester, Virginia 22601


Marian Newton, PNP, FNP

SU Division of Nursing

1460 University Drive

Winchester, VA 22601


Eli Snelgrove, MD

Medical Director, SVWC

Selma Medical Associates

104 Selma Drive

Winchester, VA 22601

540. 678.2800


Michelle Thomas, BSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Shenandoah Valley Westminster Canterbury

300 Westminster Canterbury Drive

Winchester, Virginia 22603


Beth Omundsen, MD

Family Practice

3050 Valley Avenue, suite 100-102

Winchester, VA 22601


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