Maria Pritchard, FNP

Maria Pritchard, FNP


  • 1988-1990 Community College of Allegheny County
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Associate Degree in Nursing, ADN
  • 1993-1995 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Bachelors in Nursing, BSN
  • 2003-2006 Western Carolina University
    Cullowee, NC
    Masters in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN-FNP


  • April 2007-present Family Nurse Practitioner
    Mountain Kidney & Hypertension Associates
    10 McDowell Street
    Asheville, NC
  • March 2006-March 2007 Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Mission Hospitals
    Asheville, NC
  • 2000-2006 Coli ICU Staff RN
    Mission Hospitals
    Asheville, NC
  • 1996-1997 Medical Surgical ICU Staff RN
    Harris Regional Hospital
    Sylva, NC
  • 1992-1996 Respiratory ICU Staff RN
    University of NC Hospitals
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1990-1992 Medical ICU Staff RN
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA

Academic Society Memberships:

  • Sigma Theta Tau: 1994-1996
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioner: 1990-2000
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: 2006-present
  • National Kidney Foundation, CAP-2009


  • CCRN Certified Critical Care Nurse, 1995-2000
  • NC Registered Nurse, 1992-present
  • Certified Geriatric Resource Nurse, 2007
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, AANP, 2006-present
  • CPR Certification, American Heart Association, 1990-present


Nursing Departmental Honor Award
Community College of Allegheny County
ADN Program, 1990

BSN Degree Honor Award
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
BSN Program, 1995

Vivien Dietz Student Award

MSN-FNP Program
WCU, 2006