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Collaborating for excellence in simulation education and research.

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


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“The world is put back by the death of every one who has to sacrifice the development of his or her peculiar gifts to conventiality” – Florence Nightingale



Dates: Mon July 20-Fri July 24             

Time: 10AM-2PM EDT

Place: Online via Zoom

Cost: $275 per person


Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE

Jane Tyerman, RN, PhD, CCSNE


Join us for an interactive five-day virtual simulation game design workshop for nurse educators and health professionals. Participants will be guided through the process of writing learning outcomes, creating assessment rubrics, developing decision point maps, writing scripts, filming, and game assembly. Participants will create a virtual simulation game over the course of the week and will become contributing members of CAN-Sim with access to all scenarios, games, and other educational resources.


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NEW: Open Access COVID-19

Virtual Simulation Game and Educational Resources

Access game and resources here: 

Learning Management System Course with learning outcomes, reflective questions, and resources

Virtual Simulation Game on COVID-19 Assessment, PPE selection, donning and doffing


 Upcoming Events             


CAN-Sim Monthly Webinar Series


CAN-Sim Webinars Coming Soon: 

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

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


Recorded Webinars

Recordings of previous webinars can be found on the webinar series page or by clicking the following link Click here

Why is Debriefing so Important and How Do I Use it to Foster Learning? – Kristina Dreifuerst

CAN-Sim Virtual Simulation Game Course Launch – Marian Luctkar-Flude, Jane Tyerman

Professional Development for Simulation Educators – Leslie Graham, Jane Paige, Barbara Sittner

Building on the Basics and Best Practices for Debriefing – Elizabeth Horsley

Establishing Psychological Safety In Simulation – Nicole Harder, Sufia Turner

Preparing for the CHSE Exam – Andrew Spain

Use of Virtual Simulation Games (VSG) in Nursing – Jane Tyerman, Marian Luctkar-Flude

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.  


Date: Tuesday June 30, 2020

Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST (Toronto) 

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Join Zoom Meeting at:  https://zoom.us/j/93435458844


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 January 2021  

Module 2: Facilitation – next offering in spring 2021

Module 3: Interprofessional Education – next offering in summer 2020

Module 4: Evaluation and Scholarship – next offering in fall  2020


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