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Collaborating for excellence in simulation education and research.

Collaborer pour l’excellence dans l’éducation et la recherche en simulation.


Quote of the month:

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is a process; working together is success”

 Henry Ford

 Upcoming Events                                 

SAVE THE DATE!  October 18-19, 2019

Virtual Simulation Game (VSG) design and Facilitation 2-day Workshop

Location: University of Ottawa, Lees Campus

Workshop Description:
The authors of this workshop have developed a cost-effective virtual simulation game (VSG) toolkit for nurse educators to create educational virtual simulation games. This interactive 2-day faculty development workshop will guide participants through the process of developing and filming their own VSG from pre-existing simulation scenarios using the CAN-Sim VSG toolkit.  Workshop topics include:

  • Virtual Simulation Game Design
  • Decision Point Mapping
  • Script Writing
  • Filming
  • Game Assembly
  • Resources
  • Research

Cost: $399.00

To register, click here

Download flyer here CAN-Sim VSG Workshop Flyer Oct 18-19, 2019


Sauvegarder la date!  Les 18 et 19 octobre 2019

Atelier de conception et d’animation de simulation

Emplacement : Université d’Ottawa, Campus Lees

Description de l’atelier:

Cet atelier intégré de deux jours s’adresse aux éducateurs en soins infirmiers et aux professionnels de la santé qui utilisent l’enseignement fondé sur la simulation.  Les participants sont guidés à travers le processus de conception de scénarios de simulation, l’élaboration des résultats d’apprentissage, les rubriques d’évaluation et la création de story-boards.  Les participants développeront également des compétences d’animation, de briefing et de débriefing.


  • Résultats d’apprentissage
  • Grille d’évaluation
  • Scénario Storyboard
  • Modèles de scénarios
  • Préparation de la présimulation
  • Pré-briefing
  • Mise en scène
  • Mise en œuvre
  • Débriefing
  • Facilitation

Prix de revient $399.00

Pour vous inscrire, cliquez ici

Télécharger le dépliant ici CAN-Sim Atelier de conception de simulation (2 jours)

SAVE THE DATE!  October 17, 2019

SSH Regional Workshop – Ottawa, Ontario CANADA 

We are pleased to announce the University of Ottawa will be hosting the first Canadian offering of the Regional Simulation Workshop on October 17, 2019.

The Regional Simulation Workshop Series is a partnership program of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE), the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL). These interactive, one-day workshops are held four times annually at various locations throughout the contiguous United States and Canada to provide better access to this important educational content for simulation professionals from programs of all sizes.  The program content is designed to help healthcare simulation educators improve the quality of their healthcare simulation programs and advance their professional development.  In addition, workshop faculty will review the simulation standards and resources available to assist educators in advancing simulation in a changing regulatory environment.

During this workshop participants will discuss the application of best practices in healthcare simulation, including the following:

  • NCSBN Simulation Guidelines for Prelicensure Nursing Programs
  • INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation
  • ASPE Standards of Best Practices using Standardized Patient Methodology
  • SSH Accreditation Standards
  • SSH Certification Requirements (CHSE, CHSE-A, CHSOS)
  • Canadian Simulation Certification (CCSNE)

Registration fee:  Only $99 (US Funds)

For More Information and to Register: Click Here


CAN-Sim Monthly Webinar Series 

Webinar Series – Coming Soon

CASN Canadian Simulation Nurse Educator Certification (CCSNE) – Dr. Jane Tyerman & Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude

Presimulation Preparation and Prebriefing – Dr. Jane Tyerman & Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude

Clinical Imagination – Dr. Laurie Peachey

Self-Regulated Learning in Simulation – Dr. Deborah Tregunno

*Dates to be determined

Let us know if there is a topic you would like to know more about or would like to be a feature presenter during our webinar series.  

Recorded Webinars

Previous recorded webinars can be found on the webinar series page or by clicking the following link Click here


Wednesday, June 5th, 2019  1pm EST  *NEW TIME*

Presenter: Elizabeth Horsley RN, MS, CCSE
Director of Simulation – The Brooklyn Hospital Centre

Topic: “Building on the Basics and Best Practices for Debriefing”

Description: This presentation will explore more in-depth concepts of debriefing such as matching debriefing structure to learner needs, handling difficult situations and the role cognitive load theory plays in debriefing.”

How to join the webinar (live)
To join click here
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Or by phone: 1 647 558 0588 Canada
Meeting ID: 953 165 350


Date: Wed June 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM EDT (Toronto) 

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CASN – Canadian Simulation Education Certification

The Simulation Certification Program fosters excellence in nursing education in Canada through faculty development in simulation-based pedagogy, practices, and technologies. The program prepares nurse educators to address a broad complement of practice learning needs and the full range of simulation typologies.


The Simulation Certification Program encompasses four modules, each offered once per calendar year. Although the given sequence is recommended, modules may be taken in any order and over the course of two years. Every module culminates in a submitted assignment and a multiple-choice exam. Upon successful completion of all four modules, participants will be prepared to write the national certification exam to achieve the Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator (CCSNE) designation.

Audience: Nurse educators using simulation in nursing education programs

Delivery: Online (Adobe Connect & Moodle)

Timeframe: Modules are 7-8 weeks


Module 1: Theory and Design – next offering in winter 2020  Click here to register

Module 2: Facilitation – next offering in spring 2020

Module 3: Interprofessional Education – next offering in summer 2019 

Module 4: Evaluation and Scholarship – next offering in fall  2019


Upcoming Conferences

Oct 21-22, 2019

2019 SIM Expo

Join Canada’s passionate, interprofessional healthcare simulation community and world-leading experts at the 2019 SIM Expo! Joignez-vous à la communauté passionnée et interprofessionnelle de professionnels de la simulation et d’experts de renommée mondiale au SIM Expo 2019!
The 2019 SIM Expo will be held on October 21-22 in Montréal, Québec, at the Hôtel Bonaventuredowntown. Le SIM Expo 2019 aura lieu les 21 et 22 octobre à Montréal, Québec, à l’hôtel Bonaventure du centre-ville.


January 18-22, 2020


IMSH 2020: San Diego, CA

Call for Course Proposals, Research Abstracts, SimVentor Entries now open!

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