CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 22, 2021) Kathleen “Kathy” Jordan, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, a Mid-Atlantic Emergency Medical Associates (MEMA) nurse practitioner, has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Commissioners (BOC) of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Board (AANPCB). The BOC governs the AANPCB organization and its certification programs and is responsible for the administration and development of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, Family and Emergency Specialty National Nurse Practitioner Certification Programs. The BOC also offers input and guidance into organizational decisions and governs all major decisions affecting the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner program and processes. 


“Kathy was selected for the role after a process that included nomination, interviews, and a national election among her peers, all while she continued to provide the highest standard of care for patients,” says Michael Icenhour, Chief Executive Officer, MEMA. “We couldn’t be prouder of Kathy as she extends her talents and time to serve the extended NP community.”


The AANPCB Commissioner Election is held each October and voting is open to Nurse Practitioners (NPs) currently certified by the AANPCB. Approximately 160,000 advanced practice nurses are currently certified as Family NP, Adult-Gerontology NP, and/or Emergency NP through AANPBC.  


Jordan, a nurse practitioner who has been with MEMA for 23 years, also serves as the director of the MEMA APP Fellowship Program. She has published more than 27 manuscripts in professional peer-reviewed journals, edited two textbooks, published several textbook chapters, and delivered presentations multiple times at national meetings. She has also been an active contributor in attaining successful funding endeavors with the UNC Charlotte’s School of Nursing. Jordan was also inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing (FAEN) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) as a Fellow and in 2017 received the UNC Charlotte College of Health and Human Services Faculty Excellence Award for Clinical Teaching.