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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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Quote of the month:

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela



Our first online virtual simulation game (VSG) design workshop was a big success. Participants experienced writing learning outcomes and assessment rubrics, developing decision point maps with rationale, writing filming scripts, filming over zoom, filming in the simulation lab, and assembling video clips using the CAN-Sim VSG template.

Two new VSGs were created:

  1. Synchronous virtual debriefing
  2. Communication in a community clinic

Next Online VSG Design Workshop: Coming October 2020



NEW: CAN-Sim Faculty Development Resources 

Facilitator Guide to Virtual Debriefing  

Synchronous Virtual Debriefing Virtual Simulation Game for Facilitators 


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: Thursday July 30, 2020

Time: 7:30-8:30 PM EST (Toronto) 

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Join Zoom Meeting at:  https://zoom.us/j/91262275679?pwd=S1gwYnNUd0t5ZWo0VjE0VFFvTlpRQT09


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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