Point of Care Network (POCN), the largest community of Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) in America, has opened nominations for America’s Top PAs, with the goal of recognizing and celebrating influential and impactful PAs practicing today. While physicians have been able to nominate their peers for various “Top Doctor” listings, this is the first time that PAs have been able to recognize the top members of their  profession.

Advanced Clinicians, including PAs, NPs and Certified Nurse Educators (CNEs), are invited to nominate a PA who is demonstrating excellence in care quality and delivery, professional and practice development, and community outreach and involvement. Nominations are being accepted now at AmericasTopPA.com.

According to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AAPA)and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 97,620 PAs practicing and prescribing in the U.S., and the PA workforce is expected to grow 30% by 2024. As the influence and impact of PAs continues to be crucial to the quality of care in the U.S., the time has come to recognize and celebrate their contributions.

“There has never been a better time to recognize Advanced Clinicians for their skills, caring, and positive impact on healthcare in the United States,” said POCN Advisory Board Member Robert Blumm, MA, PA-C, DFAAPA. “America’s Top PAs allows us do it in a straightforward and rewarding way.”

Together with a panel of healthcare industry influencers, POCN will select 10 PAs as winners of the 2018 America’s Top PA program. Winners will be announced during National PA Week October 6-12, 2018.

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About Point of Care Network

As the largest community of its kind, Point of Care Network was built specifically to provide PAs and NPs with peer-reviewed resources to LEARNEARNCARE, and CONNECT. These resources and tools are FREE for PAs and NPs and have been vetted by an editorial board of Advanced Clinicians.