About Ascend Learning Clinical Healthcare

Ascend Learning Clinical Healthcare is the right partner to tackle your most challenging problems.

Assessment & simulation expertise

  • 20+ years using psychometric methodologies to create assessments and leverage data to predict successful learning outcomes
  • 10+ years creating research-backed simulation tools.

Deep healthcare experience

  • 10+ years creating multiple modes of healthcare-learning content (online, live tutorial, and simulation)
  • Multiple medical school and AMC partners.

Ascend Learning Clinical Healthcare is part of the Ascend Learning family of businesses.

Nathan Walts,
Vice President of Product Strategy,
Ascend Clinical Healthcare

Professional Experience
As Vice President of Product Strategy, Provider Market, Dr. Nathan Walts envisions the data possibilities within healthcare, education, and the technology triangle. Nathan is leading the expansion of Ascend Learning into the provider market to help practitioners gain the knowledge they need to optimize patient outcomes. Nathan was formerly Director of Product, Platform, & Analytics in the Ascend Learning - ATI Nursing Education organization.

Before joining Ascend Learning, Nathan spent 8 years working at DaimlerChrysler Financial Services, a global leader in automotive finance. Nathan held a series of increasingly complex leadership positions ranging from operational excellence, risk mitigation, and client management. Nathan also consults and holds positions in technology start-ups, delivering guidance on operations, product strategy, and sales.

Nathan graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Psychology, an MBA with a focus on International Business from Baker University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Phoenix. Nathan also holds a Lean Six Sigma – Green Belt certification from Washburn University, Pragmatic Marketing - Level VI certification, and completed graduate level work at Harvard University earning a certificate in Strategic Management.

Of practitioners feel ‘very’ up to date on established guidelines intersecting their clinical practice

Source: Provider Demand Survey, June 2018

Yet, there is no simple way to measure provider understanding and readiness to implement key clinical guidelines