Meet our Practitioners

Erin J Bagshaw, NP, Founder

Erin Bagshaw - Nurse PractitionersErin J. Bagshaw completed her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at George Mason University in 1994. She then went on to complete her Nurse Practitioner/MSN program at George Washington University School of Medicine/George Mason University, graduating with honors in 1997.

Ms. Bagshaw has worked in the settings of Internal Medicine/Primary Care and Occupational Health since graduating. In 2001, she was hired to run a Nurse Practitioner primary care practice for a company on the New York Stock Exchange. Concurrently she won and operated a contract for the Occupational Health Department at George Washington University Hospital, in that year the department was awarded special commendation by the DC Department of Health. She has served as a consultant to other hospitals and has written the protocols for these departments on blood borne exposures, latent tuberculosis, work place injuries and immunization practices.

After working in these various department capacities, Ms. Bagshaw saw an opportunity for her vision of a medical practice and the way she thought care ought to be performed. A diagnosis is 90% history, but most practices did not have a model that gave the patient time to be heard, questions to be asked, and treatment to be completed within the framework of not only the standard of care, but with the partnership with the actual patient. Ms. Bagshaw opened the first independent Nurse Practitioner practice in Washington, DC, Northwest Nurse Practitioner Associates, Inc. on April 21, 2004. She was the first independent Nurse Practitioner to be granted hospital privileges at Johns Hopkins Sibley Memorial Hospital in 2007 and is an active member of the medical staff in addition to serving as a member of their Ethics Committee.

She has served as both President and Past President of the Nurse Practitioner Association of DC and served on the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Committee for the DC Board of Nursing. She won the State Award for Excellence in 2007 for “Excellence of Care and Outstanding Contribution to Practice” from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Ms. Bagshaw holds a Certificate in Travel Health (CTH) from the International Society of Travel Medicine and is also a certified medical legal consultant and has served as an expert witness to regional law firms. She has also volunteered at Arlington Free Clinic and participates in the Lymphoma Research Rides for a special family of patients at NNPA.

Ms. Bagshaw is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Practitioner Association of DC, International Society of Travel Medicine, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and Certified Legal Nurse Consultants.

Blair Bartlett, NP

Blair Bartlett - Nurse PractitionersJane Blair Bartlett, NP is our On Call Nurse Practitioner for Primary Care patient emergency coverage. Ms. Bartlett has extensive experience in many specialty areas as well as Primary Care and patient triage. After working as a staff nurse in Acute Care, Dialysis and as an Organ Transplant Coordinator, she completed her MSN/Masters of Science/Gerontological Nurse Practitioner degree from Georgetown University in 1995 and in 1997 completed a Post Masters Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from Catholic University.

As a Nurse Practitioner she has worked in the settings of Nephrology, Occupational Health, Primary Care and Palliative Care/Hospice and volunteered for Arlington Free Clinic. She continues to work in Palliative Care/Hospice and is a current volunteer for Remote Area Medical (RAM). Ms. Bartlett is a member of The Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association and the National Kidney Foundation.