ATI Product Grant

We’re proud to introduce four very special teachers.

These nurse educators excel at integrating professional and interpersonal skills into the education of their students — skills that make the best nurses so memorable. They’re strong patient advocates who model empathetic care, and put their patients at ease with effective interpersonal communication. And they’re also teaching their students how to be an indispensible member of a team. We thank them for the difference they make in the lives of their students!

To view photos and learn more about these nurse educators, click here.

Danielle Brownlee

Danielle Brownlee is a life-long resident of Laurel, Mississippi. She is a graduate of Jones County Junior College, and received her Bachelors and Masters in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi. Danielle has been a nurse educator at Jones County Junior College for over ten years. In 2004, she joined the nursing team at South Central Regional Medical Center as an RN, and has worked in the intensive care and general medical-surgical units. She is the proud mother of two kids, and is a member of Glade Baptist Church.

  • Jones County Junior College |
  • Mississippi

Patty Beamer

Patty Beamer spent of 21 years in the military, 4 years as a laboratory technician and 18 years a nurse. In 1992, she was commissioned as a naval officer the same day she graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing Degree. Her specialty area while in the military was maternal/child with certifications in Lactation and Maternal /Child. After retiring from the military in 2008, Patty returned to Wichita State University to complete her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health, graduating in 2012. She began teaching at Wichita State in 2010 while obtaining her Master’s Degree.

  • Wichita State University |
  • Kansas

Alene Homan

Alene went to nursing school at Central Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and then on to get her BSN from Old Dominion University, and later received her Masters of Education from Regent University. She began her nursing career at Indiana Hospital as a nurse clinician in pediatrics. After practicing nursing for eight year, Alene accepted her first nursing education position at Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing. Holman was a certified school nurse for over five years in Pennsylvania. Alene is currently the instructor for Practical Nursing at Clearfield County Career and Technology Center.

  • Clearfield County Career and Technology Center |
  • Pennsylvania

Anne Stark

Anne Stark has been a nurse for 51 years and counting. She has worked at Santa Barbara City College as a nurse educator for 34 years and has been working at the college full-time for the last 15 years. Stark holds a number of titles and degrees including, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University Dominguez Hills, a master’s degree in nursing education with an emphasis on leadership from Regis University, a California Community College Instructor Credential from UCLA, and a Director of Staff Development Certification. Before beginning her career in nursing education she was a nurse at Sansum Clinic and St. Francis Hospital, while raising her three children.

  • Santa Barbara City College |
  • California

Each educator will receive a complimentary reservation, room and board, and a $500 travel voucher to attend the 2016 National Nurse Educator Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. The Summit is a four-day professional development conference featuring hundreds of nurse educators from across the country.

To honor their commitment to incorporating professionalism and interpersonal skills into their curriculum, each educator will also receive access to ATI’s Nurse’s Touch™ solution for one year. Nurse’s Touch uses computer simulations, case studies, tutorials, and assessments to help nursing students develop the communication and leadership skills that will help them thrive in the workplace and keep their focus on patient care.