The Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation (CAN SIM) is a unique and unprecedented collaboration of nurse educators from across Canada and internationally that provides shared resources, support, mentorship and faculty development to nurse educators using simulation. Resources include peer-reviewed simulation scenarios, concept-based learning activities and virtual simulation games created by nurse educators for nursing education on a wide range of clinical topics. Members of CAN-Sim engage in collaborative educational and research projects that advance the science of simulation-based nursing education.

The Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) in partnership with the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim) and Simulation Canada propose to develop and disseminate five virtual simulation modules in both official languages to build capacity among graduating and new registered nurses entering the health care workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

CASN is the national voice for nursing education and scholarship in Canada. Founded in 1942, its mission is to lead nursing education in the interest of healthier Canadians. As a bilingual, voluntary, registered charitable organization, CASN represents 94 universities and colleges that offer part or all of an undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing. It is also the national accrediting agency for degree-granting entry-to-practice nursing programs.  

CASN has had a long-standing commitment to advancing the knowledge and skills of new nurses in response to the evolving health needs of Canadians. It has successfully undertaken multiple projects to foster and support relevant education for nurses and improve their capacity to respond to changing health challenges.  

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