About us


Excellence in simulation education and research through networking


To connect nurse educators and allied health partners from across Canada and beyond to share knowledge, resources and expertise in areas of simulation research and education

Core Values

Collaboration: We believe collaboration strengthens our reach and impact

Mentorship: We believe mentorship strengthens our membership

Innovation: We believe innovation moves the art and science of simulation forward

Scholarship: We believe scholarly activities support educators and inspire new research

Strategic Priorities

To support collaboration between nurse educators in simulation design and integration in the context of nursing and interdisciplinary teams.

To enhance expertise in evidence-based simulation teaching and learning through professional development and mentorship.

To enhance simulation-based learning through the sharing of scenarios and resources between members.

To implement strategies that promote the development, application, and dissemination of simulation research.

To support a continuum of research activities to assist and sustain research among nursing and related healthcare educators.


Can-Sim proudly endorses the following Standards, Guidelines and Competencies.


CASN: Practice Domain for Baccalaureate Nursing Education: Guidelines for Clinical Placements and Simulation
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INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation
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SSH Healthcare Simulation Dictionary


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