Salena Thomas, RN, FNP-C

Salena wants to encourage her patients to be empowered and involved in their healthcare.  She wants each patient to know she has really listened to them and desires to be their health advocate.

Salena has three sons and one cat.  She loves being outside jogging or sitting on the couch reading.  She was born and raised in Asheville.  She began her nursing career as an LPN at Asheville Women’s Medical Center in 1999 and is excited to be back now as a Nurse Practitioner.


Education and Training

  • FNP at Western Carolina University
  • BSN at Western Carolina University
  • ADN at A-B Tech

Work Experience

  • Asheville Women’s Medical Center, 2022-present
  • Office Nurse, MAHEC OB/GYN, 2022
  • Labor & Delivery Nurse, Memorial Mission Hospital, 2006-2021

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2021-present

Find out more about Salena Thomas

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Caring, Funny, Compassionate

What was your first job?

Eckerd Drug Store

Who/what inspires you?

I am inspired by all the patients, doctors, and nurses I have been given the pleasure to work with in the past.  Each has a different story, and I feel privileged to be part of their story.

What do you never leave home without?

My phone

What would you do if you had 2 free hours?

I would go out jogging in the woods.

Why did you choose to specialize in Ob/Gyn?

I loved my time as a Labor and Delivery nurse

Do you have any hidden talents?

Unfortunately, no

What is the best advice anyone has given you?

You have to love yourself before you can truly love others.

What is your favorite animal?


What was your favorite subject in school?


Do you have a life motto?

One should experience more tears of happiness than tears of sadness.

What is on your “bucket list”?

Seeing the Northern Lights

What music are you listening to now?

90’s, 2000’s, Today’s Hit Radio

What is your favorite thing to eat?

Veggie Lo-Mein

Name one personal goal.

To raise my boys to be the men this world needs