A Day in the Life of a Virtual-ATI NCLEX Review Participant

A Day in the Life of a Virtual-ATI NCLEX Review Participant

This interactive presentation will immerse attendees in the daily routine of the Virtual-ATI NCLEX Review. Attendees will engage in a unique experience from both participant and coach perspectives. The session will provide educators with insight and a deeper understanding of participant progression to optimize Virtual-ATI integration and NCLEX success.


Larissa Bair

Larissa Bair, MSN, BSN, is a Regional Manager of Post Grad Products for the West Region at ATI Nursing Education. She specializes in integration of ATI Capstone and Virtual-ATI products. Prior to transitioning to a management role, Bair began her career with ATI Nursing Education in 2015 as an ATI Capstone, Virtual-ATI, and ATI Live Review educator, NCLEX specialist.
As a nurse educator Bair applies her teaching philosophy by establishing a mutual partnership to aid future nurses in their journey to be confident and successful. She obtained her BSN from The University of Akron and her MSN in Nursing Education from South University. Her past experiences as a clinical and didactic instructor in LPN, ASN, and BSN programs strengthen her teaching methods, philosophy, and curriculum integration.
Bair has served in a variety of roles as a nurse educator beyond clinical and didactic instruction and supervision. Prior to her career at ATI, she worked as a PN program Associate Administrator. In 2016, she published “”Maximize Time: Maximize Outcomes”” in the “”Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses: Strategies for Nurse Educators.”” Additionally, she has served as the Curriculum Development Project Leader for BSN pre-licensure new program development, ACEN chapter writing task-force member, and as an ATI Champion. Bair has also previously chaired the Enrollment Management committee and served as a member of the Program Effectiveness, Research council, Student Faculty & Development and Curriculum committees.
In addition to Bair educating future nurses, she has 10 years of clinician experience as a Certified Emergency Nurse, specializing in trauma care. Bair is a recipient of the You Make a Difference award at Aultman Health Foundation. Maintaining an affiliation with current practice invigorates Bair’s passion to assist with the development of reliable and knowledgeable future nurses.
Bair is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International. Currently, Bair serves as the Leadership Succession Chair to the Board for the Delta Omega Chapter. Bair is an active volunteer in Boy Scouts of America and Shriner’s International. Bair enjoys gardening and CrossFit during her free time.

Tim Beitzel

Timothy Beitzel, MSN, is a Regional Manager of Post Grad Products at ATI for the Northeast region of the United States. He specializes in integration of ATI Capstone and Virtual-ATI solutions. Since joining ATI in 2015, Beitzel has tutored hundreds of nursing students across the U.S., identifying individualized knowledge deficits in nursing content areas and providing customized remediation to support students’ NCLEX success via the use of ATI Capstone and Virtual-ATI and teaching ATI Live Reviews.

He has also served on a committee with ATI colleagues reviewing literature to provide insight for the creation of a Style Guide to reduce bias language in standardized testing in nursing education. As a result of Beitzel’s work, he co-wrote a journal article titled, “Reducing Language Bias in Nursing Education: Equipping Educators,” published by the journal “”Teaching and Learning in Nursing and Science Direct.”” Beitzel presented a session on “”Reducing Bias in Language”” at ATI’s National Nurse Educator Summit in 2017.

Beitzel holds a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in nursing education. He has 15 years of experience as a clinician in emergency and trauma services, as well as 12 years teaching experience in nursing education. Beitzel has taught various nursing courses at the baccalaureate level and served as chair of the curriculum and evaluation committee, admissions and retention committee, and honors committee. Beitzel was recognized by the state of Ohio in 2015 as an Educator of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Beitzel is committed to lifelong learning intending to pursue a Doctorate of Nursing Practice with a concentration in education and leadership. Beitzel also stays well-informed of current research and nursing practice trends by reading scientific literature, attending conferences, and collaborating with nursing colleagues.