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Application 2020

If you haven't had a chance to review the ThriveAP overview packet, please download one here.  This packet will explain the difference between our two program offerings, ThriveAP and ThriveAP+.

In the packet, you will find details about the following: 

  • Program Overview
  • Curriculum Outline
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Application Timeline, Acceptance and Matching Process
  • F.A.Q.

If you have any additional questions as you consider participation in ThriveAP or ThriveAP+, don't hesitate to contact for assistance. 

Continue below to begin your application...

How to Apply

Thank you for considering ThriveAP+. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Admissions to the program are on a rolling basis. There is no strict deadline; however, admission is competitive and there are a limited number of spots available in the program. We recommend applying to the program at least 4 months before you would like to match with a position. 

The following items are required to complete the ThriveAP+ application process:  

  • ThriveAP+ application (which you are reading now)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement responses 
  • Official graduate school transcripts 
  • Reference forms submitted by one professional and one academic reference or two professional references
  • Any hard copy transcripts and/or recommendation forms should be mailed to: 


2817 West End Ave #126 - 402  

Nashville, TN 37203

Electronic transcripts, application materials and/or recommendation forms should be emailed to Email/electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. Do not wait to submit your online application until all supporting documents are obtained. 

ThriveAP+ Application Guidelines

We are excited to receive your application! To increase your chances of acceptance to the program, please keep the following in mind. 

What a qualified applicant looks like

We look at these three primary qualifications in ThriveAP+ applicants.

Application Materials

Each of the following application materials must be completed to move on to the next step in the application process, the phone interview. Each of these application materials are also taken in to consideration when making acceptance decisions. Please take your time and review your application materials before submitting to better your chance of moving on to a phone interview and being accepted to the program.  

All application materials aside from your online application should be submitted to

Online Application Form

Each applicant must complete the online application form (below). The more information you share with us, the easier it is for us to match you with your ideal location.


Your resume will be used in the ThriveAP+ matching process. We highly recommend modeling your resume after this sample to get your first impression with sites off to a good start.  You can download the sample resume here.

A professional looking resume not only lets us know you are serious about applying, 

it also lets your potential sites know you are serious about your career. 


ThriveAP+ requires two recommendations. These must be completed by one professional and one academic reference or two professional references. Choose wisely as we take the recommendations heavily into consideration as we make acceptance decisions. 


We need official graduate program transcripts. Haven’t graduated? No problem, send us your unofficial transcripts for now and we can get your official copy after you graduate.

Personal Statement

This is an opportunity to communicate to ThriveAP your qualifications, interest and motivation for applying to the ThriveAP+ program. Each question should be answered honestly and completely. We do take grammar and content in to consideration when making acceptance decisions, so take your time. Please download the personal statement questions here and submit your written responses to

We want to make sure you will represent yourself well in the employment setting. We pay close attention to your resume, references and phone interview.

1.  Professionalism

2.  Academic Achievement

We look at your GPA and essays. We don't have a strict GPA cutoff but qualified applicants have a strong record of academic success.

3.  Career plan/goals

We want to make sure that your career goals align with the program. This means that you’re interested in primary care, at least as a start to your NP career. We also want to know that you're committed to taking your clinical skill set to the next level. 

***Please send us your resume in PDF format***

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