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 5th year in a row in 2021.

Winners of America’s Top NPs or PAs receive:

  • A one-year paid membership to either the AAPA or AANP
  • 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.

Nominations have closed for America’s Top PA – please see the winners below, but you can still nominate for America’s Top NP through October 31st.

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

Meet America’s Top NP 2020 Winners

Kathleen
  • Kathleen Arnold
  • ANP, BC-ADM, FAANP
  • Endocrinology
Cassandra
  • Cassandra Jorge Duren
  • FNP-BC, MSN-NE, BSN, RNIII, CNOR, Cer.A.T., CPT
  • Family Practice/Primary Care
Annika
  • Annika Ehrlich
  • MS, FNP-C, AQH, CNRN
  • Neurology
Teresa
  • Teresa Fogaren
  • MSN, AGPCNP-C, OCN
  • Hematology/Oncology
Tavell
  • Tavell Kindall
  • PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AACRN, AAHIVS
  • Family Medicine/HIV Medicine
Karen
  • Karen Myrick
  • DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, ONP-C, FAAN
  • Orthopedic and Sports Medicine
Katherine
  • Katherine O’Boyle
  • MSN, RN, CBN, APRN-CNP
  • Comprehensive Obesity Management
  • Nycole Oliver
  • DNP, APRN, RN, FNP-C, ACNPC-AG, CEN, FAEN
  • Family Practice/Acute Care
Roma Tremblay
  • Roma Tremblay
  • DNP, MSN, ARNP-BC, WOCN, CHRN
  • Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine
Andrew Wai-Ho Wong
  • Andrew Wai-Ho Wong
  • MS, RN, AGACNP-BC, CEN, CPEN, CCRN-K
  • Critical Care 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.

Nominations have closed for America’s Top PA – please see the winners above, but you can still nominate for America’s Top NP through October 31st.

About POCN

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