Thrive in Practice

Clinical and professional development for early career advanced practice providers that fits into the workday.

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For Providers

NPs and PAs don’t typically complete residency programs which makes the first years of practice challenging. Our programs help you get the support, education and confidence you need to succeed in practice.

For Providers
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For Employers

Redefine the way you build, grow and find provider talent with our employer-friendly programs. These programs target early career NPs and PAs to promote clinical efficiency and efficacy. Build a productive, confident provider team.

For Employers

Our Programs Point by Point

Thrive AP Plus

A 12-month program pairing online and in-person clinical education to help fill the ‘skills gap’ that NPs and PAs face in their first years of practice.

    • Helpful, practical primary care education designed to fit
      seamlessly into the workday
    • Curriculum pairs clinical and professional development
    • Helps fill the knowledge gap between what
      providers learned in school and what they
      need to be successful in practice
    • 2-day hands-on skills conference paired with
      one year of weekly online sessions
    • 60+ CE credit hours
Thrive AP Plus

The ThriveAP curriculum paired with an option for employer and provider to match in a mutually beneficial employment relationship.

    • Matches new graduate NPs & PAs with employment in
      the primary care setting
    • Works similarly to a residency program in that employer
      adjusts expectations to fit with experience of a new
      graduate. Provider works at an adjusted salary
      commensurate with adjusted expectations.
    • Provider participates in ThiriveAP curriculum in
      conjunction with employment to enhance skill set

What Participants Can Expect to Learn

    • Next-level Lab Interpretation
    • ECG Interpretation
    • Palpitations in Primary Care
    • Managing Rashes and Lesions
    • Practical Billing and Coding
    • Managing Abnormal Pap Results
    • Deadly Drug Interactions
    • Decoding Anemias
    • The ABCs of Rheumatology Labs
    • Evaluation of Suspected CAD
    • Documentation Efficiency and Best
    • Chest X-Ray Interpretation
    • In-Depth Diabetes Management
    • Care of Patients with CKD
    • Initiating Anticoagulant Therapy
    • A Closer Look at Psych Meds
    • Orthopedic Problems and Injuries
    • And much, much more…

Speaker Bios

A few of our featured speakers:

Benjamin Smith, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA

Ben Smith is an award-winning Physician Assistant specializing in rheumatology. Not only has he been treating patients in the rheumatology setting at the McIntosh Clinic based in Thomasville, GA since 1999, he has served on in several capacities at the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP), including as president. His resume also includes serving on various task forces for the American Academy of Physician Assistants, as a Rheumatology Specialty Board Member for the American Board of Internal Medicine, and his current work as an assistant professor and director of didactic education at the Florida State University College of Medicine.

Jane Kapustin, PhD, CRNP, BC-ADM, FAANP, FAAN

Jane Kapustin is a member of the UMSON faculty since 2000, is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and in advanced diabetes management. She mentors doctoral and master’s students at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes in Baltimore, where she maintains a faculty practice. At the diabetes center, Jane manages complex patients with diabetes. She serves on numerous doctoral dissertation and/or capstone committees for students interested in diabetes, genetics, and health care policy. Jane has published more than 40 articles and 12 book chapters, mostly on diabetes, and routinely lectures at national conferences such as the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, where she serves on the board.

Marci Farquhar-Snow RN, MN, CCRN, CMC, CNS, ACNP-BC, AACC

Marci Farquhar-Snow has been a nurse for over 30 years. She is board certified, licensed in the states of Arizona and California as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and is certified as a Cardiac Medicine and Critical Care Registered Nurse. Marci developed the Cardiology Nurse Practitioner Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, the first accredited program of its specialty in the nation. She is very involved in developing national standards and establishing guidelines for nurse practitioner fellowships to help other organizations construct their own fellowship programs. She has presented at local, national, and international conferences on this topic as well as a variety of topics including cardiovascular and professional development related topics.

Denise Ramponi, DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN

Denise Ramponi is a dual-certified Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of NP experience, primarily in the emergency and acute trauma settings. She splits her time between working in two busy emergency departments in the Pittsburg, PA area with her work as an Associate Professor and Director of DNP programs at Robert Morris University. As a procedural skills expert, Denise has presented at regional, state and national conferences for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the Nurse Practitioner Association of Continuing Education (NPACE) and provides hands-on skills instructions for ThriveAP’s ThriveAP programs.

Our Curriculum Philosophy

We dive deeper into the topics covered in NP & PA school that are relevant to practice. We focus on the top diagnoses seen in primary care - if you're great at addressing these most common diagnoses, you'll be great at most of your job. We balance the clinical knowledge required to practice with professional development topics designed to help providers thrive in the employment setting.