Ascend Learning Clinical Healthcare offers complimentary access to suite of innovative virtual training and simulated case study exercises

LEAWOOD, Kan.April 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As higher education institutions continue to operate in the world of online learning, students in healthcare fields, like others, are being asked to sharpen professional skills and fulfill practice requirements in non-traditional ways.

To facilitate healthcare professional and student success, Ascend Learning Clinical Healthcare is launching a suite of complimentary, evidence-based clinical training simulations developed by Ascend Learning sister organizations. This series of effective, scalable and data-driven solutions will be available free of charge through May 15.

Insight to Action solutions use assessments and simulated case studies to develop and hone professional skills, specifically around adherence to accepted care guidelines. An up-front baseline assessment helps participants understand their level of knowledge and proficiency, and is followed by a series of short, interactive, practice-focused clinical vignettes, where they are given real-time performance feedback on their care decisions. Participants can see how their care compares to the guidelines and compete with their peers for the top evidence-based scores. Insight to Action, powered by QURE, complimentary case studies include:

  • Opioid Use
  • Low Back Pain

Kognito solutions use evidence-based patient simulations, enabling participants to virtually engage in role-playing conversations with AI-powered virtual humans. Through practice and receiving personalized feedback in a safe environment that is as close as possible to real life, healthcare professionals become adept at leading conversations and patient encounters. Kognito complimentary modules include:

  • Motivational Interviewing Techniques
  • Antibiotics Stewardship
  • Mental Health Risk

NHA TEAM Based Care™ solutions, designed for all members of the care team with modules particularly focused on those working in the clinic environment, deliver a foundational knowledge of a patient-centered care model. Understanding the what, why, and how behind this model of care can benefit early-stage professionals in starting their medical career. TEAM Based Care™ complimentary modules include:

  • Population Health Management
  • Teamwork and Care Coordination
  • Methods and Techniques for putting TEAM-Based Care into Practice

“As we all navigate this ‘new normal,’ it’s more important than ever to successfully leverage the latest learning technologies, particularly in the world of healthcare,” said Dr. Nathan Walts, Vice President, Product Strategy, Ascend Learning Clinical Healthcare. “As a healthcare education innovator, it’s in our mission, especially in today’s current crisis, to ensure access to these best-practice and evidence-based tools. We have been deliberate in selecting areas of care that cross all sectors of healthcare and providing opportunities for a variety of professionals to improve their skills and ultimately patient outcomes in these areas.”

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5-7-5 Haikus from Home

Creativity abounds at Ascend! We recently challenged employees to submit haiku poems to share how they feel about working from home, and a panel of judges selected three winning poems. With almost 50 thoughtful, inspiring and humorous submissions, below is a selection of poems for all to enjoy.  


a capella notes
bark, cry, school zoom, laughs and sighs
work’s new symphony 


Let’s shelter in place
Ah, we’re in it together
Pray, count your blessings 


Sipping warm coffee
Sun shining through my window
countless days start 


Bath time for toddler.
So I can send one e-mail.
New normal is hard. 


Storm rages outside
Tornado of children in
Hover over mute 


Tapping of keyboard
Plays counterpoint to kids songs
Blessed be headphones 


I can’t find my phone
Ring, RING, where the RING is it
Found under the cat 


Believe me today
Tomorrow will be better
Have faith in people 


What even are jeans?
The freedom is so breezy.
I will miss PJs. 


dogs snoring softly.
so many books read! I try
to savor small joys. 


I don’t know what’s next
Hindsight is Twenty/Twenty
Wish this year was too 


A private office
Calls by video, fun pants
Am I Tiger King? 


Plans for the weekend
thousand piece puzzle waits
I need a stiff drink! 


Challenge accepted
Changing lives every day still
Together we win 


birds on my window,
national guard on my block,
sushi on my mind … 


Miss my Finance peeps
Friday Zoom I cannot wait
Online Happy Hour! 


I apologize 
for anything odd, my cat
is on the keyboard 


Hygiene rules have changed
Washed my hands five-hundred times
Laundry? Meh…next week 


My name is Becky
And I love working from home
Anyone agree? 


If you can’t go out
Open the windows and doors
Let the outside in 


We’re in the midst of some true creative writers and are always creating ways for team members to connect virtually during this time. Think about what haiku describes your life right now, and stay safe! 




Chamberlain University and Ascend Learning launch course to help nurses prepare for COVID-19 care

Chamberlain University partners with Ascend Learning’s ATI Nursing Education business to offer a free course in acute care

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As healthcare organizations continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and clinics are calling on nurses from all specialties to fill this critical need. To help those practitioners prepare for direct acute patient care, Chamberlain University, in partnership with Ascend Learning, is offering a free online course for all licensed registered nurses.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the country, I am in awe of the nursing community as it steps forward in the face of crisis,” said Karen Cox, Ph.D., RN, FACHE, FAAN, president of Chamberlain University. “Nurses who haven’t practiced in acute care recently want to jump in, and hospital leaders want to equip all of their nurses to work on the front lines. As a nurse and an educator, I am honored to assist these healthcare workers in the face of a crisis.”

Acute Care Readiness is a review course that is not for academic credit. It covers the knowledge and skills nurses need to help them return to safe clinical practice in acute care settings. These skills include patient assessments, medication administration and complex acute care procedures. Ascend Learning will partner with Chamberlain University to provide online educational expertise.

“As the need and call for more qualified frontline nurses continues to grow, we want to help. We are thankful we can offer free resources to support these courageous and selfless healthcare workers through our ATI Nursing Education solutions as they sharpen their critical care skills and respond to the call to help save lives,” said Ascend Learning CEO, Greg Sebasky.

Licensed RNs who may have been working in ambulatory care, long-term care or in non-acute care roles as advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) would benefit from this course. To learn more about the Acute Care Readiness course, contact Chamberlain University’s director of professional development at [email protected].

This partnership responds to the demand for acute care skills in the U.S. at scale in a manner that can be impactful. This is aligned with Chamberlain University’s parent company, Adtalem Global Education, in its mission to provide workforce solutions and make positive contributions to the global healthcare community. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s most recently published data, Adtalem, through its affiliated schools of Chamberlain University, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine, educates and graduates more doctors and nursing professionals than any other individual school in the U.S. Ascend Learning’s ATI Nursing Education business is a leading provider of online instruction for nursing schools across the United States with 98% of nurse educators naming it a leader in the nursing education industry and 93% claiming ATI’s solutions improved their students’ ability to perform as a new nurse, according to a 2019 research solutions survey.

About Chamberlain University

Chamberlain University is a part of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). Chamberlain University’s mission is to educate, empower and embolden diverse healthcare professionals who advance the health of people, families, communities and nations. Chamberlain University is comprised of the College of Nursing, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and flexible post-licensure programs such as the RN to BSN online option, Master of Science in Nursing degree program, Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program and graduate certificates, and the College of Health Professions, which offers a Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work degree programs. Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For the most updated accreditation information, visit To learn more, visit

About Adtalem Global Education

The purpose of Adtalem Global Education is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success, and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter (@adtalemglobal) and LinkedIn.

Employee Spotlight: Rob Eredini

As a sales director at Ascend business unit ExamFX, Rob Eredini leads a team of five account managers. His team’s clients are primarily B2B organizations in the insurance and financial industry. He works with his team to implement strategies aimed at strengthening partnerships, growing, and gaining market share within the assigned organizations as well as exploring new opportunities. Every day, Rob’s schedule varies with a mix of 1:1 meetings with his direct reports, strategizing with leadership, collaboration with other departments, and interaction with clients and organizations. When the workday ends, you can find him golfing, grilling and spending time with family.

Q. What have you gained from working at Ascend?

A. I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. I have really been guided by our values both professionally and personally. I’ve also developed a ton of friendships.

Q. What’s the greatest piece of advice a mentor has given you?

A. Always try to put yourselves in your client’s shoes. Whether you agree or disagree, you are a much more effective partner if you understand their perspective.

Q. What is one career lesson you’ve learned?

A. Be passionate about what you do. It makes the challenging days tolerable and the good days great. This also makes “passionate” my favorite Ascend value.

Q. What is one goal that you plan to accomplish during your adult lifetime?

A. I hope to visit every baseball stadium.

Q. What’s the best thing about the city you live in?

A. I feel like most times I say I live in Austin, Texas, people have something good to say. The food, the atmosphere, and the people are all top notch. I could do without the heat, though!