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 Acute Care

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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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Acute Care

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.

Expert Faculty with Meaningful Credentials

Across our Primary Care and Acute Care programs we boast unmatched access to a network of top experts across the nation.

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* Data is reflective of February 2023

Featured Faculty Spotlight

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

Jonathon Pouliot

MS, PharmD, BCPS

Dr. Jon Pouliot was born and raised in Rhode Island. After completing his undergraduate studies at Providence College, he moved to North Carolina for his graduate work, receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Science in Clinical Research at Campbell University. Upon graduation, Jon moved to Nashville for post-graduate training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, completing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and PGY-2 Critical Care Residency. Following training, he worked in critical care and emergency medicine practices before joining the Lipscomb faculty in 2016. Jon serves as an instructor in a variety of courses across the curriculum as well as serving as a preceptor at his inpatient Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine practice site for IPPE and APPE students. His interests include research design and methodology, infectious diseases, critical care medicine, and anticoagulation management. Watch Jon's Speaker Spotlight.

Steven Wei


Steven Wei is a graduate of the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Physician Assistant program in 1999 and received his Master in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health.  He completed his doctorate in education (EdD) in professional leadership with an emphasis in health science education from the University of Houston.  For 22+ years, Steven has worked in the Hepatico-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) surgery clinic at MD Anderson Cancer Center and has served as an APP Supervisor in the department of surgical oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center for 12+ years. He is also an adjunct clinical instructor for the BCM PA program and recipient of the BCM Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. In 2018, the American Academy of Physician Assistants recognized him as a Distinguished Fellow. Watch Steven's Speaker Spotlight.

Benjamin Smith

DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, Rheumatology Instructor​

Ben is an award-winning Physician Assistant. In the rheumatology setting, he has been treating patients at the McIntosh Clinic based in Thomasville, GA since 1999. He has also served as president at the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) and in other capacities as well. His resume 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. Watch Ben's Featured Faculty Spotlight.

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.