Our Foundation

Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners


Founded: 1998

Type of Organization: Non-profit ( 503 C6)


Areas of expertise: 
Networking, educational meetings, community projects, NP awareness, student preceptorship, 

  • Our membership is comprised of local and regional nurse practitioners. MCNP welcomes not only actively practicing nurse practitioners but also retired and student NPs.
  • Our organization encompasses all types of nurse practitioners including psychiatric, women's health, pediatric, adult/gerontological acute and primary care, and family nurse practitioners.  
  • Many of our members are also current faculty at a wide range of colleges and universities within North Carolina and nationally.

MCNP Membership Today

Organization Profile

Board of Directors

Diane Holmes, MSN, FNP-BC, CHFN, CCTC
Membership promotion
Kristen Harkey DNP, ANP-C
Past President
Media/Public Relations

Ashley Moore Gibbs, DNP, AGPCNP, CHFN                 
Ashley McDaniel FNP-C
Special Projects
L.B Sossoman, MSN, ACNP
NCNA Regional Liaison                          
On January 29, 1998 fifty-eight area nurse practitioners attended a special meeting of the Metrolina Association of Physician Assistants.  By unanimous vote, these attendees decided to start the first local professional organization for  nurse practitioners.... Metrolina Coalition of Nurse Practitioners.

With a small amount of start up money from MAPA, founder Jane Link ,FNP spearheaded the formation of the first MCNP board of directors. From here this fledgling group was tasked to create organizational bylaws and develop a format for monthly meetings.  The group agreed to accept a fifteen dollar donation as membership dues that would be renewed annually. Membership was open to area nurse practitioners and nurse practitioner students.  MCNP published its first newsletter in late February 1998 and held its first monthly dinner meeting at Red Rocks Cafe in Charlotte on Tuesday March 10, 1998.

How It Began


Premier resource for nurse practitioners in the Metrolina region.

Providing the platform for education, advocacy and the development of professional relationships.

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