ATI Nursing Education Offers Grant Opportunity to Provide Industry-first, Online Soft Skills Education Product to Two Nurs

STILWELL, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ATI Nursing Education, the leading provider of online nurse education programs, today launched its ATI Product Grant. Building on the industry need for an increased focus on the development of soft skills in nursing education programs, ATI created the company’s new, one-of-a-kind Nurse’s Touch™. The grant opportunity will award two nursing programs – one registered nurse (RN) and one practical nurse (PN) – with Nurse’s Touch for one class of students within the school for one year.

“We recognize the need to strengthen the soft skills of nurses, which is why we created Nurse’s Touch, which helps students sharpen the professional and interpersonal skills needed to face the emotional and physical demands that come with being a nurse,” said Sheryl Sommer, director of nursing education and curriculum at ATI Nursing Education. “We look forward to selecting two deserving programs and working with them to implement Nurse’s Touch to enhance their current curriculum, benefit the students and gain valuable feedback on the content.”

RN and PN nursing education programs can apply online at starting today through May 31. Grant recipients will be reviewed by an internal committee of nurse educators. Recipients will be announced in July.

Nurse’s Touch is the first education product of its kind to address soft skills content. The selected nursing education programs will benefit by using the interactive simulators, tutorials, case studies, and practice and proctored assessments while receiving direct support from the faculty support team at ATI Nursing Education. The content areas covered include:

  • Professional Communication
  • Wellness and Self-care
  • Becoming a Professional Nurse
  • Nursing Informatics and Technology
  • Leadership and Management

Nurse’s Touch also allows educators to measure, assess and track students’ progress. In addition to student growth, this reporting information can be an accreditation documentation resource.

For more information on Nurse’s Touch, visit You also can read the recently published white paper: “Soft Skills Research: Aligning Nurse’s Touch with Best Practices.”

About ATI Nursing Education

ATI Nursing Education is the leading provider of online learning programs that are instrumental in improving faculty effectiveness and student and program outcomes in nursing schools across the country. Currently the company works with more than 20,000 nurse educators, approximately 2,100 colleges and universities nationwide, and over 225,000 students. ATI Nursing Education has played a role in helping more than 1 million students pass the NCLEX, the U.S. nursing licensing exam. ATI Nursing Education is part of Ascend Learning. Founded in 2010, Ascend Learning provides technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for healthcare and other professional industries. For more information, visit


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