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The 34th Annual

Celebrate Nursing Banquet

May 6th 2021



It is with a sense of responsibility for doing the right thing for our nurses, vendors and community that we, the Metrolina Council of Nursing Organizations (MCONO), need to cancel the Annual Celebrate Nursing Banquet that was scheduled for May 6, 2021.  Believing this is the best action for our participants, the MCONO Board chose to cancel the celebration this year.  We look forward to your participation next year on May 12, 2022.  Terry Foster, our Nurse Humorist, has agreed to be our speaker in 2022 as well.  So, we look forward to seeing all of you  May 12, 2022 - healthy, safe and ready to celebrate the nursing profession and the nurses in our region.  Thank you for understanding this difficult and very disappointing decision.  If you have any questions, please contact Tereasa Owens at


Jeanne Whalen, MCONO Board President



You are invited to the event that will be held next year so mark your calendar!!

May 12, 2022


Exhibits and Networking 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Banquet at 6:00 pm


The Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

3315 Scott Futrell Drive

Charlotte, NC  28208​

2022 Guest Speaker:  Terry Foster

Terry Foster was originally a 1977 LPN graduate of Booth Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing in Covington, Kentucky.  After working for 5 years as an LPN in the ED & ICU, he received his RN diploma from The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, and in 1997 received his Master's degree in Critical-Care and Trauma Nursing from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health.  He has held positions of volunteer, ward clerk, staff nurse, charge nurse, critical-care instructor, clinical director and night supervisor, at both the Mercy Hospitals of Cincinnati, Ohio and at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in northern Kentucky.


His primary areas of nursing experience have always been in the Emergency Department and Critical-Care Units.  Terry has authored more than 35 professional publications in various textbooks, nursing and healthcare journals.  He has lectured on a wide variety of clinical topics at nursing seminars and conferences throughout the USA, having given a total of over 2,000 formal presentations, covering all care nursing topics, he has regularly taught CEN and CCRN nursing certification exam reviews since 1985.


Nationally he is well known and sought after speaker on nursing humor.  AS a part-time stand-up comic, Terry has also performed at the Las Vegas Caesar's Palace, Atlantic City's Trump Tower, and local comedy venues in the greater Cincinnati area.  A well-known community volunteer, he regularly volunteers on multiple charitable boards and especially for fundraisers.  In 2009, Terry was the recipient of the Judith Kelleher award, which is the highest awar, given by the national Emergency Nurses Association.  In 2010, Terry played himself on an episode of The Learning Channel's national cable TV program "Untold Stories of the ER," the first nurse to ever be featured on this physician-based show.  Since 1998, Terry has been the Critical-Care Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Emergency Department at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Kentucky, having been continuously employed in the five-hospital system since 1975.

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