POCN America’s Top NP and PA Program

POCN is the largest network of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Associates (PAs) and is an organization committed to advancing the PA and NP professions.

One of many programs we organize to support NPs and PAs is through the America’s Top PA and NP (ATPA and ATNP) Awards.

The ATNP and ATPA Awards recognize NPs and PAs who have made extraordinary contributions to support patient care, their PA and NP peers, and to the community. POCN is pleased to be awarding the America’s Top NP and PA awards for the 6th year in a row in 2022.

Winners of America’s Top NPs or PAs receive:

  • America’s Top NP winners will receive a one-year paid membership to AANP
  • America’s Top PA winners will receive  $150 toward the professional membership of their choice.
  • Recognition and press exposure in the health media, including on POCN social media and web properties (such as feature videos on POCN+ and POCN.com)
  • Ability to serve as an advisor to POCN, helping to advance educational programs in support of the NP/PA community

Nominate an extraordinary Nurse Practitioner or Physician Associate today!

The nomination process only takes 5 minutes but will support the recognition of NPs and PAs to go ‘above and beyond’ in supporting patient care, community service, support of peers, or treatment advancement. There is no limit to nominating as many NPs and PAs for this award as you’d like – go for it, NPs and PAs deserve our advocacy and recognition!

Priority consideration will be given to nominations that come from other NPs and PAs (because we are all about supporting each other), but every nomination counts.

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Meet America’s Top PA 2021 Winners

Amy Butts
  • Amy Butts
  • PA-C, MPAS, CDCES, BC-ADM
  • Endocrinology
Michael LaLonde
  • Michael LaLonde
  • MHA, PA-C
  • Cardiac Surgery
Jenifer D. Lee
  • Jenifer D. Lee
  • PA-C
  • Dermatology
Christina Eid
  • Christina Eid
  • MMSc, PA-C
  • Emergency Medicine
Benito Lopez
  • Benito Lopez
  • BC-ADM, DMSc, PA-C
  • Family Medicine/General Practitioner
Kathleen A. Ferrell
  • Kathleen A. Ferrell
  • MPAS, PA-C
  • Gastroenterology
Larisa A. Gallo
  • Larisa A. Gallo
  • DMSc, PA-C
  • Hematology/Oncology
Wesley Thompson
  • Wesley Thompson
  • MHS, PA, AAHIVS, DFAAPA
  • HIV/AIDS
Brittany Strelow
  • Brittany Strelow
  • DMSc, MS, PA-C
  • Internal Medicine
Carrie Crowder
  • Carrie Crowder
  • PA-C
  • Neurology
Sarah A. Scantamburlo
  • Sarah A. Scantamburlo
  • MSW, MS, PA-C
  • Psychiatry
Greg McClelland
  • Greg McClelland
  • PA-C, AE-C
  • Pulmonology
Julia M. Swafford
  • Julia M. Swafford
  • PA-C
  • Rheumatology
Brittany Blackburn
  • Brittany Blackburn
  • MMSc, PA-C
  • Orthopedics
Stacey Panasci
  • Stacey Panasci
  • MS, PA-C, MSCS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
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Meet America’s Top NP 2021 Winners

Corinne Young
  • Corinne Young
  • MSN, FNP-C, FCCP
  • Pulmonology
Nastassja Williams
  • Nastassja Williams
  • MSN, APRN, FNP-C
  • Gastroenterology
Joe Gorelick
  • Joe Gorelick
  • MSN, FNP-C
  • Dermatology
Jason E. Farley
  • Jason E. Farley PhD
  • MPH, ANP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, AACRN
  • HIV/AIDS
Francisco Guido-Sanz, PhD
  • Francisco Guido-Sanz, PhD
  • APRN, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC
  • Acute Care
Shirley H. Lee
  • Shirley H. Lee
  • NP, MPH
  • Urology/Urologic Oncology
Victoria Sherry
  • Victoria Sherry
  • DNP, CRNP, AOCNP
  • Oncology, Lung Cancer
Caroline S. Elistin
  • Caroline S. Elistin
  • DNP, MSN-ED, ARNP, FNP-BC
  • Hematologic Oncology
Loleta Samuel
  • Loleta Samuel
  • DNP, MSN, APN, RN, AOCN
  • Oncology, Skin & Soft Tissue
Charlene Whitaker-Brown
  • Charlene Whitaker-Brown
  • DNP, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, RN, CHFN
  • Cardiology/Heart Failure
Karen Myrick
  • Karen Myrick
  • DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ONP-BC, FAAN
  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Theresa Mallick-Searle
  • Theresa Mallick-Searle
  • MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BC
  • Pain Medicine
Kathleen Arnold
  • Kathleen Arnold
  • ANP, BC-ADM, FAANP
  • Endocrinology
Joshua Hamilton
  • Joshua Hamilton
  • DNP, RN, PMH-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP
  • Psychiatry/Mental Health
Tara Pezzuto
  • Tara Pezzuto
  • DNP
  • Migraine/Headache Medicine

Nominate an extraordinary Nurse Practitioner or Physician Associate today!

The nomination process only takes 5 minutes but will support the recognition of NPs and PAs to go ‘above and beyond’ in supporting patient care, community service, support of peers, or treatment advancement. There is no limit to nominating as many NPs and PAs for this award as you’d like – go for it, NPs and PAs deserve our advocacy and recognition!

Priority consideration will be given to nominations that come from other NPs and PAs (because we are all about supporting each other), but every nomination counts.

About POCN

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