APEA and ATI Nursing Education Join to Drive Nursing Success
Advanced Practice Education Associates has joined ATI Nursing Education, the most trusted name in undergraduate nursing assessments, content, and review services. Through this complementary partnership, APEA will continue serving Nurse Practitioner programs with effective resources and will have new opportunities to expand its range and depth of offerings.
“We founded APEA in 1997 because we were passionate about the future of advanced practice nursing,” explained Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP. “Around the same time, the founders of ATI Nursing Education felt equally as passionate about preparing undergraduate nurses. ATI brings the same rigor and excellence to the student learning experience that APEA has delivered since our very first live review course. The team at ATI includes former deans, directors, faculty and clinical instructors. Their team, just like our team, has spent years developing courses, exams, question banks and remediation tools. We have found a partner who is as committed as we are to the advancement of nursing.”
The partnership was announced Dec. 8, 2021, by Sean Burke, president of healthcare at Ascend Learning, who leads ATI Nursing Education. “APEA positions us to support even more nursing students and helps us meet increasing demand for nurse practitioners, who can help fill the growing primary care provider gap,” he said.
“APEA is committed to successfully preparing graduate students for their certification exams with outstanding content, assessments, and instruction,” Burke continued. “Together with ATI Nursing Education, we can serve nursing students across PN, RN, and APRN scopes of practice. We’re very excited for this expansion of our mission to drive nursing success.”
Demand for NPs continues to increase, with the profession expected to grow 5.2% annually between 2019 and 2029. The United States has 325,000 licensed NPs, and another 36,000 NP students graduate every year. The shortage of primary care physicians has elevated the importance of NPs and the role they play in delivering healthcare nationwide.
APEA was established in 1997 by Dr. Hollier and Jeanie Doucet, MBA, MT (ASCP), to provide high-quality certification tools for graduate NP students. Over time, APEA developed continuing education and clinical resources for NPs in practice. APEA has helped more than 157,000 new NPs pass national certification exams.
Both ATI and APEA offer standardized predictive assessments, live review, question banks, curriculum supplements, and other tools designed to meet varied learning needs. ATI serves undergraduate nursing students, and APEA targets graduate NP students — all of whom achieve higher pass rates and greater success when they leverage ATI resources.
Doucet, who is the vice president and chief operating officer at APEA, said, “We’re honored to join forces with ATI. They have nurses in nearly every department and level of the organization, which underscores their passion for and commitment to the profession. Plus, we’re aligned on our understanding of the market and what nursing programs need to succeed.”
ATI is the leading provider of online learning programs for improving faculty effectiveness, as well as student and program outcomes in nursing schools across the country. ATI maintains a 97% client-retention rate based on providing consistently reliable delivery of high-quality assessment, remediation, and educational products. As of 2021, 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. ATI has a team of 230 nurse educators, as well as nearly a dozen psychometric professionals who specialize in educational products, test development, and statistical methods.