American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners and ThriveAP Announce Strategic Partnership for Transition to Practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 27, 2023-- The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners (AAENP) and ThriveAP are proud to announce their strategic partnership supporting post-graduate transition to practice for APPs.

This partnership agreement represents a major milestone for advanced practice providers (APPs), as ThriveAP is the leading transition to practice education solution for APPs, and the AAENP is the preeminent specialty organization for nurse practitioners in emergency care.

By combining ThriveAP's high-quality and comprehensive transition to practice education with AAENP's expertise in emergency care, this strategic partnership will equip APPs with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the delivery of urgent and emergency care. Effective March 2023, AAENP has endorsed ThriveAP’s Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine transition to practice curriculums, ensuring relevancy and alignment of educational programming. Additionally, participants in the ThriveAP Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care programs will gain access to AAENP’s membership benefits including resources, tools, and support for professional growth.

Dr. Wesley Davis, AAENP President, shared that "We're thrilled to collaborate in this strategic partnership, highlighting shared dedication to enhancing emergency care through seamless transition to practice support and education. Our ultimate goal is to advocate for top-notch, evidence-based practices among NPs providing emergency care for all patients."

“We look forward to this strategic partnership and distinguished endorsement from AAENP,” stated Jim Creason, President, and CEO at ThriveAP. He continued, “We are confident the two organizations’ mutual synergies will provide intrinsic value to NPs and PAs transitioning into emergency care and urgent care practice. Through both organizations’ mutual dedication to supporting the advanced practice workforce, providers will benefit from support, advocacy, guidance, and essential transition to practice resources.”

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The American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners promotes high quality, evidence-based practice for nurse practitioners providing emergency care for patients of all ages and acuities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. As a specialty NP organization, the Academy seeks to support training and education in emergency care, collaborate with professional health organizations and academic institutions, facilitate research and guidelines which support quality and safety in emergency health care. Additional information may be found at

About ThriveAP
Founded in 2012, ThriveAP has become an important education resource for Advanced Practice Providers and their employers throughout the nation. ThriveAP’s programs help facilitate the growing impact of APPs in the delivery of healthcare and is recognized for its quality, relevance, and convenience. The ThriveAP curriculums blend interactive educational experiences, community, and support to improve provider productivity, proficiency, and confidence through real-world skill development. Learn more,