“I believe that a pt needs first and foremost to be treated with dignity at all times. I feel that a holistic approach is very important. to see the pt as a whole entity and to not separate the soma from the pschy.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine


Graduate Schools

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Charlottesville, VA

University of Virginia
Family Nurse Practitioner Program
Charlottesville, VA

Undergraduate School

St. Lawrence Hospital School of Nursing
Registered Nurse Degree
Kingston, Canada

Personal Interests

Ms. Burgdof is married, has 3 grown married children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Time with her family is very important to her. She also loves gardening and quilting. Ms. Burgdof still skis, but not as aggressively as the Eucharistic minister at St. Joseph’s in Clifton Forge, VA.


Rose Burgdorf, NP started as an RN in 1958, after graduating from St. Lawrence Hospital School of Nursing. She has been actively employed since, mostly in hospital bedside nursing, first at Sunmount Veterans Tupper Lake, NY, Rochester General Rochester, NY, Thompson Memorial in Canandaigua, NY, Candaiqua Veterans in Candaiqua, NY. In 1971 she moved to Virginia and started working at Western State hospital in Staunton, VA.She later left in 1975 to work at Craigsville clinic in Craigsville, VA which was a national health corp practice. They sent her to the University of Virginia to complete the Nurse Practitioner Program. This was before it was on a masters level. She returned to Western State Hospital in 1978, then retired from there in 2001. The last 10 years that she was there she also worked in primary care practices Bath County Family in Hot Springs, VA, Augusta Family Practice in Churchville, VA. Then returned to Craigsville on a full-time basis, which was then a UVA practice, there was no MD, but she was supervised by Dr. John Marsh after 6 and a half years. Ms. Burgdof worked part time for UVA and Dr. Marsh and continues to work part-time for Dr. Marsh. She did return to UVA in 1990 received a BSN and MSN in Psychiatric Nursing.