Application season for ThriveAP+, ThriveAP’s new residency-like program for nurse practitioners is well underway. Here at ThriveAP HQ, we’ve been thrilled to receive interest in ThriveAP+ from nurse practitioners across the country and anticipate a fantastic inaugural class. One question we commonly receive about the program concerns timeline. If you are currently a nurse practitioner student, are you eligible to apply?

ThriveAP+ welcomes nurse practitioner participants of all levels of experience. The program is especially designed with new graduate NPs in mind. As a nurse practitioner myself, I experienced the frustration that comes along with jumping from clinical preceptorships into the responsibility of full-fledged NP practice. ThriveAP+ gives nurse practitioners a more comfortable, graduated transition to practice – with a purpose!

Nurse practitioners participating in ThriveAP+ must be fully certified and licensed (or close to it!) by the ThriveAP+ kick off conference in September 2016. Current nurse practitioner students graduating in summer 2016 or before are welcome to apply! Participating new grad NPs must take a certification exam and apply for licensure in a timely manner after graduation to ensure they are ready to participate in the program.

The following timeline serves as a guide for nurse practitioners interested in applying to ThriveAP+.

January 1 – February 29, 2016

  • Applications for the Fall 2016-2017 ThriveAP+ class accepted
  • NP students graduating in or before August 2016 welcome to apply

March – April 2016

  • Applicant phone interviews with ThriveAP
  • Applicant interviews with matching ThriveAP sites

May 2016

  • Applicant placements finalized

September 15-16, 2016

  • ThriveAP+ Kickoff for participating nurse practitioners in Nashville, Tennessee!

October 3, 2016

  • ThriveAP+ program officially begins, nurse practitioners begin work at designated sites

What questions do you have about participating in ThriveAP+?


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4 thoughts on “Timeline: Can I Participate in the New Nurse Practitioner Residency?”

  • Are all the residencies placed in the state of TN? With a family, child in high school, house etc…I am unable to pick up and move. Do you place in FQHCs close to home all over the country?
    Thank you.

  • Hi Belinda, 

    Yes! MMU participants are placed in sites across the country. 

    We are still working on lining up MMU facilities for the 2016-2017 program and can work to try to secure a site within commuting distance for NPs who cannot relocate. The likelihood of finding a site within commuting distance depends on your location and specialty. 

    If you would like to participate in the Fall 2016-2017 MMU class, email mmu@thriveap.com with your interest and site requirements and we will work to accommodate you! 

  • I am confused about the recommendation process.  Am I to forward the MMU recommendation forms directly to my references or does MMU send them?  Also, if my reference writes a letter of recommendation, is that acceptable?

    Thanks in advance

    Margurite I.

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