Our Faculty

Classes and discussions  designed to be an engaging educational experience, empowering  your APPs to develop applicable clinical skills and your organization achieves maximum ROI.

Expansive Community of Practicing, Board-Certified Faculty

Weekly classes led by actively practicing, board-certified, clinical expert NPs and PAs committed to providing evidence-based clinical knowledge. They are seasoned instructors who provide an engaging and positive learning environment.


Participants will interact with peer providers nationally, in similar professional stages, during weekly instruction and discussions. They will engage with ThriveAP class leaders and speakers to build a supportive educational network.


Interested in joining our esteemed faculty? Apply Now. 

Expert Instruction in Primary and Medical Specialties

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Primary Care

ThriveAP understands the fundamental role advanced practice providers play in an ambulatory setting. We developed our curriculum with employers & providers in mind with the goal to improve retention, outcomes, increase satisfaction, performance, & influence key goals.

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Medical Specialties

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants /Associates play a critical role in the delivery of inpatient care. ThriveAP aims to support APPs through a meaningful approach that will advance strategic growth, while driving provider confidence and meeting market-demand.

Featured Faculty Spotlight

The ThriveAP Programs are presented by board-certified, active, field experts who are participant reviewed. Meet some of our educational instructors.

Angela Golden


Dr. Golden, is a current fellow and past president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Arizona State University and has been an NP for more than 20 years. She owns NP Obesity Treatment Clinic in Flagstaff, AZ. She earned OMAs NP/PA Certificate of Advanced Clinical Education and the Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education, an internationally recognized certification. She also is certified as a life coach and for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Golden has a great deal of experience as a consultant in the development of patient education materials, has authored a book, Treating Obesity in Primary Care, written peer reviewed articles, participated in research, and been interviewed on obesity treatment. She presents nationally and internationally with an emphasis on obesity, health policy, leadership and clinical care. Watch an Interview with Angie Now>> 

Shawna Harney


Shawna Key Harney is a Family Nurse Practitioner with more than 15 years of health care experience. She began her career as a RN at a Level 1 Trauma Center in St. Louis, MO. Following her time in St. Louis she began travel nursing and took contracts in Texas, Colorado, and California. During her time as a travel nurse she graduated with her FNP degree from Maryville University in 2016. She was one of the first APP participants with ThriveAP in the Family Medicine program. She began her NP career at a Federally Qualified and Migrant health center that focused on the medically underserved where she held a panel in clinic, provided care on the mobile health unit and in school based health centers, led the Hepatitis C program, and created an outdoor clinic at the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. After her first year of practice she began working PRN in an Emergency Department and Urgent Care to advance her skills in acute care. In 2020 she relocated for a position in Endocrinology and sees both inpatient and outpatients and continues to practice Urgent Care with her PRN position.   Watch an Interview with Shawna Now >>



Andrew Baker


Andrew Baker is a practicing PA-C in a Medical and Procedural Dermatology Office located in Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Findlay Physician Assistant Program in May, 2012. He was class President and a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi. As a PA-C, Andrew has worked in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Dermatology. For the first several years as a PA, his interest in preparing for his financial future continued to grow. He read books, listened to podcasts, attended lectures and frequently visited with a Certified Financial Planner. He realized personal finance is more than making money, saving, paying off debt and investing. Andrew has mentored and coached many PAs and colleagues who were troubled financially. Andrew presents on financial professional development topics for ThriveAP. Watch an interview with Andrew Now >>

What APPs & Professionals Are Saying About ThriveAP’s Speakers

“I am passionate about helping our newest Advanced Practice Providers transition into practice, working with ThriveAP made it all possible. Together we will grow confident clinicians and facilitate high quality patient experiences.”
"Being enrolled in the ThriveAP program has been super helpful. I learned a lot that I didn't learn in my NP program, or if I did, having not put it into practice I didn't understand the intricacies."
"A couple of years ago, our CEO made an important strategic decision to “invest” in the onboarding of our brand new nurse practitioners and physician assistants by enrolling them in ThriveAP. It has turned out to be beneficial to Johnson Health Center and a terrific complement to our providers’ ongoing training, providing them with essential ‘just-in-time’ knowledge and skill building. We highly recommend ThriveAP for your new NP or PA."
“I would encourage anybody, any way you can work with the NP to make both your time more effective, is a win-win. I have certainly seen that through the ThriveAP Program. I am sold on the partnership. The program itself is making participants more confident.”

Ready to Take NP & PA Engagement to the Next Level?

If you’re ready to get started with ThriveAP’s transition to practice curriculums or you have questions about our unique and innovative solutions, we’re happy to help!

Ready to Thrive?

Learn how ThriveAP programs take the anxiety out of your NPs and PAs initial years of practice and helps you develop more confident, skilled advanced practice providers. Ready to get started now? Contact us today.