Rasmussen College Honors ATI as Partner of Distinction


Leawood, KS (May 8, 2019) — Rasmussen College recently bestowed its third annual Partner of Distinction Award on ATI.

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college offering Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs online and across its 23 Midwest and Florida campuses. It was the leading educator of Professional Nursing Associate’s degree students in the country in 2016 and 2017.

“Our partners at ATI have put our college and our nursing students first, which has had a direct impact on our programs and campuses and has directly contributed to the quality of our students’ experiences and successes,” said Joan Rich, DNP, RN, PHN, FCN, Vice President of Nursing at Rasmussen College. “Together, we can empower and offer innovative nursing education across the nation to help build the future of nursing education.”

Preparing for the 2019 Partner of Distinction selection process, a select committee comprising Rasmussen College leaders selected ATI for the honor based on four specific criterion:

1) Works with the college in a collaborative manner

2) Responsive to the college’s needs

3) Delivers measurable value against mutually defined objectives

4) Demonstrates organizational values of customer-first philosophy.

Jaime Fiorucci, ATI’s Chief of Staff/Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, noted that receiving the award “was a testament to the hard work of our entire team, the outcomes we have driven, and our years of history helping them as they grow and scale.” Fiorucci recognized several individuals who had made a significant impact on the partnership between ATI and Rasmussen College, notably:

• Josh Gouchenaur, ATI Client Account Manager Supervisor

• Blaine Hague, ATI Senior Operations Analyst

• Kim Lowe, ATI Strategic Operations Consultant (formerly Product Training Specialist)

• Amy Minnix, ATI Nurse Educator

• Alice Myers, ATI Integration Nurse Educator for Strategic Accounts

• Jodi Rodgers, ATI Director of Operations/Strategic Partnerships

• Emily Stevens, ATI Manager of Operations-Strategic Partnerships.

Since 2014, ATI has partnered with Rasmussen College, which offers three pre-licensure nursing programs and two post-licensure fully online degree offerings

Rasmussen College presented the award to Fiorucci during one of three All-College Summits that took place at different locations across the United States earlier this year. During one of the events, Rasmussen College Chief Executive Officer Tom Slagle noted, “It is rare to find a partner that has the same value structure and who is mission-driven as an organization, and we found that in ATI.”

The college also noted the consistent partnership ATI had delivered, describing how ATI had assisted it in creating a process to use evidence-based practice and data to drive positive nursing student outcomes. The ultimate goal: to increase NCLEX scores and first-time testing pass rates.

“ATI has come to the table with data, analysis, solutions, and suggestions that have only increased over the years,” Rich said.

ATI’s Fiorucci said that Rasmussen College serves an array of students and is committed to diversity and inclusion across its student population. “Rasmussen’s focus on ensuring every student has a pathway to success makes us — honestly — so incredibly proud to be a partner with them. Their faculty and administrators are dedicated, determined, conscientious and, simply, among the highest caliber in the profession.”

She added, “We are so admiring of their ongoing efforts toward building strong, professional nurses of tomorrow. Partners like Rasmussen, in fact, make our jobs that much more rewarding. After all, if we can create products, tools, and solutions that will help them do their jobs better? Make their jobs easier? Those truly are goals worth pursuing.”

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About the Rasmussen College School of Nursing
The Rasmussen College School of Nursing offers quality on-campus and online nursing programs designed to help graduates enter the field with a strong foundation of real-world experience and skills. Rasmussen College offers three pre-licensure nursing program options, including the Practical Nursing Diploma program, Professional Nursing Associate’s degree program, and the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Additionally, Rasmussen College has two post-licensure online nursing program offerings, the RN-to-BSN Entrance Option and the Master of Science in Nursing program. Courses are taught by dedicated and experienced nurse faculty who know what it takes to launch and advance a successful nursing career in the growing healthcare field. With four start dates throughout the year and eight for the RN-to-BSN Entrance Option, as well as no-wait lists for qualified applicants at many campuses, students can quickly prepare to start or advance their career.

To learn more about the Rasmussen College School of Nursing, visit www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing.

About ATI
ATI is the leading provider of online learning programs for improving faculty effectiveness and student and program outcomes in nursing schools across the country. ATI maintains a 97 percent client-retention rate based on providing consistently reliable delivery of high-quality assessment, remediation, and educational products. Currently, ATI Nursing Education works with 20,000+ nurse educators, about 2,700 colleges and universities, and more than 500,000 students, plus more than 1.3 million graduates. The business began in 1998 with the help of a nurse. Today, nurses remain a valued part of its staff, with a team of 230 nurse educators, as well as nearly a dozen psychometric professionals who specialize in educational products, test development, and statistical methods.

ClickSafety acquires SPAN International Training, extends workforce safety training leadership 

Expanded product portfolio and learning style options enhance ClickSafety’s ability to meet professionals’ training needs throughout their careers

BURLINGTON, Mass. May 21, 2019 – ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.

This acquisition strengthens ClickSafety’s safety training market leadership with relevant and complementary additions to its product portfolio, expanded training mediums and an enhanced ability to serve as a valuable resource for safety professionals for their entire careers. Daniel J. Snyder, Ed.D, CSP, SPAN owner and CEO, will work as a special advisor to ClickSafety following the acquisition and continue to oversee SPAN Safety workshops.

“We are extremely happy to be joining forces with Dan Snyder and SPAN,” said ClickSafety General Manager Ed Moura. “SPAN has a longstanding track record of excellence and shares ClickSafety’s commitment to workplace safety. I’m confident that the addition of SPAN’s products, resources and capabilities to the ClickSafety portfolio will have a lasting and positive impact on our larger safety community.”

ClickSafety will incorporate SPAN’s Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification prep courses into its portfolio, complementing its existing suite of OSHA and other online safety training courses.  The addition of SPAN’s in-person workshops and self-directed study options will enable ClickSafety to meet the needs of more types of learners, serving as a one-stop source for training and certification prep.

“SPAN’s alignment with ClickSafety offers a synergy of resources in expert content and learning technology,” said Dr. Snyder. “I’m excited about the new venture, and together, we will deliver market-leading materials to assist occupational safety and health professionals prepare for certification exams.”

About SPAN International Training

SPAN International Training is the leading provider of certification exam study materials to prepare safety, health and environmental professionals for exams from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence. As the leader in exam preparation workshops and review courses since 1992, SPAN offers self-directed study materials designed for professionals to gain critical knowledge, study techniques and testing strategies to pass certification examinations. With experience and dedication to certification exam preparation, SPAN’s psychometricians, designers, facilitators and consultants deliver academic integrity and real-world experience to the client.

About ClickSafety

ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. ClickSafety’s course library has more than 300 courses – with more than 55 available in Spanish – to help organizations promote and foster a strong safety culture.  Founded in 1999, ClickSafety is a subsidiary of Ascend Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based educational curriculum and assessment solutions for healthcare and other vocational fields.