Biographies

Suzanne B. Black, MSN, APRN, CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care

Phone: 513-636-5479

Fax: 513-636-2920

Email: suzanne.black@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Pediatric hematology / oncology; palliative and hospice care; pain and symptom management in children with life-threatening chronic illnesses; end of life care

Biography

Suzanne Black began her career as a staff nurse in adult oncology and later in a medical / surgical adult Intensive Care Unit / ICU setting before receiving her Master of Science in Nursing from Yale University as a family nurse practitioner.

In 1990, Suzanne joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Hematology / Oncology Division as a nurse practitioner.

Suzanne remained with Hematology / Oncology until 2003, when she joined the Department of Anesthesia, fulfilling the role of family nurse practitioner in the Same Day Surgery setting.

Suzanne also served as a family nurse practitioner for the Division of Pain Management, participating in the clinical care of patients with acute and chronic pain.

In January of 2006, Suzanne transitioned her role in the Division of Pain Management to help develop and fill the position of family nurse practitioner for the Pediatric Palliative and Comfort Care Team / PACT at Cincinnati Children's.

Education and Training

BSN: Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, 1980

MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner, Yale University School of Nursing, New Haven, CT, 1988

Certification: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner; Certificate to Prescribe and Certificate of Authority through the Ohio Board of Nursing ; Credentialed Allied Health Professional through the Medical Staff Office at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified through the American Heart Association