Our Speakers

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 speakers 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 Speakers 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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Featured Speakers Spotlight

The ThriveAP Program is presented by board-certified, active, field experts who are participant reviewed. Meet some of our faculty.

Jane Kapustin

PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, Endocrinology Instructor​

Jane is board-certified as an adult nurse practitioner and in advance 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. 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. She was inducted as a fellow with AANP and AAN.

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.

Denise Ramponi​

DNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, FAANP, FAEN, Procedural Skills Instructor

Denise is a dual-certified Family and Emergency Nurse Practitioner with over 25 years of NP experience, primarily in emergency and acute trauma settings. She splits time between two busy emergency departments in the Pittsburgh area and 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).

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.