Transition to Practice for APPs

Develop the competencies and practical skills you need to optimize your performance. Learn how our virtual curriculum can help you transition to practice and thrive in your role.

What is Transition to Practice?

Transition to practice (TTP) is the the period of time when NPs and PAs develop the skills, competencies and the practical knowledge necessary to optimally transition into practice. 

A transition to practice program, sometimes referred to as an NP residency, is a solution to help providers with didactic knowledge and skill development in a supportive clinical environment. TTP programs help facilitate application of what providers learned in school to real world clinical practice.

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Advantages of the ThriveAP Program for Advanced Practice Providers

Our program benefits providers, patients, and your employer, here are a few ways a virtual residency-like program will help:

  • Improved proficiency & efficiency
  • Professional development
  • Enhanced patient experiences
  • Onboarding support & mentorship
  • Increased satisfaction & confidence
  • Better patient outcomes
  • And More!

Am I Eligible to Participate?

Currently employed NPs and PAs, in a primary care setting, are eligible to enroll in the ThriveAP program.

Who will gain the most value out of the program?

  • Advanced Practice Providers with less than five years of experience
  • APPs changing specialties
  • RNs moving to APRN in the same practice
  • Providers with 10 or more years of experience
  • Advanced Practice Providers who are collaborative, eager, and dedicated!

Relevant, Accredited Curriculum

While our curriculum is comprehensive, we focus on what matters most, real-world clinical skills and professional development topics. Here are a few key areas we cover:

  • Cardiology
  • Gynecology & Genitourinary
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopedics & Rheumatology
  • Endocrine
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Respiratory
  • Charting Tips, Billing & Coding
  • Neurology & Psychiatry
  • Pediatrics
  • Gastroenterology
  • Strategies for Efficiency in Practice

Ready to learn more? Apply today or download our info packet for more details.

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Reach out today or download the info packet to get more details and get started.

Transition to Practice 101:
Frequently Asked Questions

As a perpetually overstretched role, you don’t have time to waste when it comes to accelerating from clinical knowledge to clinical confidence. ThriveAP has compiled the most common questions about our program here.

What is included in ThriveAP’s transition to practice program?
  • 10 critical curriculum blocks
  • Scalable virtual program designed to integrate seamlessly with work schedules
  • 1-on-1 mentoring and office hours
  • 100+ CME/CE credit hours for participants
  • Flexible payments for CME/CE allowance or out of pocket
  • Rolling enrollment
  • Community support – interact directly with classmates and speakers
Who is eligible?

Participating providers with less than five years of experience, and more experienced providers with 10 or more years experience will also benefit the most.

NPs and PAs currently employed in a primary care, or a similar setting.

What is the timeline for enrollment?

Apply or enroll at any time. We offer rolling enrollment with flexible transition to practice program start dates throughout the year.

How do I find time to participate?

ThriveAP integrates into your workday with 90 minute weekly sessions. Employers are usually happy to accommodate schedules, but in the event you can’t make it live, you’ll have access to the recorded fellowship sessions and can still get your questions answered.

How do I pay for ThriveAP?

We offer flexible payment options, including an option to apply CME allowance toward the cost of the program. Learn more

Featured Speakers Spotlight

The ThriveAP Program consists of 10 critical curriculum blocks 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 Providers Are Saying

The ThriveAP program was helpful clinically with excellent presentations that were pertinent for my first year. More than that, the relationships that were built were my saving grace. Being a new NP I was able to come to my Class Leader and the others and voice my frustrations, victories, and insecurities and I was heard. I would recommend this program for NP’s just starting out or returning to the workforce.

Brenda K., FNP

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Facilitate application of what you learned in school to real world clinical practice, and become a more confident, skilled advanced practice provider.