CANCELED: Nurse Educator Essentials 2020 April 24, 2020
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) outbreak, ATI Nursing Education has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Nurse Educator Essentials conference in Kansas City, July 20-23.   The health and safety of our attendees, speakers, and ATI employees are our top priorities. With that in mind, and to help prevent the spread of the virus, we are following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to cancel large gatherings. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience this decision causes. We are refunding all attendees’ registration fees. You should see a refund to your original payment method within 3-5 business days. We hope you’ll consider joining us in Kansas City in July of 2021!


July 20-23 | Kansas City, Missouri

Nurse Educator Essentials™


Nurse Educator Essentials is a 3-day workshop exploring the fundamentals of nursing education and now features three tracks of conference sessions from which to choose. Register for the Novice Nurse Educator track, the Intermediate Nurse Educator track or new in 2020, our Leadership track, based on your level of experience and the depth or context of content you’d like to dive into. Educator learning is facilitated in intimate small groups for additional focused attention with one-on-one coaching from ATI’s expert nurse educators. Throughout the workshop, educators practice skills, applying what they’re learning to their own curriculum materials. Hand-outs, worksheets and actionable takeaways are provided along the way to help you grow as an educator and leave inspired to kick-off the year ahead.

Change starts here:

  • 3-day intensive skills workshop
  • 10 CNEs
  • Skill-building exercises + coaching
  • Engage one-on-one through small group activities
  • Get actionable take-aways for your year ahead
  • Free (optional) ATI product training sessions throughout

When & Where

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 E. Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108

Pricing & Registration

Focus on fundamentals that are right for you.

Now offering three tracks: Novice | Intermediate | Leadership.

Novice Nurse Educator

This track of sessions is most appropriate for novice nurse educators with 0-3 years of experience as faculty. Presentations and activities will focus on learning and applying the most fundamental concepts related to:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Program Evaluation and Accreditation
  • Item WritingActive Learning Strategies
  • Simulation Basics
  • Lesson Planning

Intermediate Nurse Educator

This track of sessions is intended for intermediate nurse educators, typically with 4-8 years of experience as faculty. Presentations and activities will incorporate a more in-depth focus on concepts related to:

  • Curriculum Details
  • Systematic Evaluation Plans and Accreditation
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Transitioning to Clinical Instructor
  • Lesson Development
  • Simulation Design
  • Item Analysis and Test Blueprinting


This track of sessions is intended for program deans, directors, course coordinators, and faculty looking to develop essential leadership skills in nursing education and to lead change in their institutions. Presentations and activities will incorporate a focus on principles of effective leadership in the academic setting. Presentations and activities will focus on concpets related to:

  • Professional Boundaries
  • Faculty Attrition Solutions
  • Creating a Motivating Climate
  • Interpersonal Conflict Resolution
  • Faculty Empowerment
  • Scholarship and Service
  • Effective Program Evaluation