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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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“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

 Upcoming Events                                 

CAN-Sim Annual General Meeting: 

Monday December 9, 2019: 1:00-2:30PMImage result for virtual meeting

Recording of the AGM will be posted in the Members Only Section

CAN-Sim Monthly 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

Professional development for simulation educators: An integrative review.

Date: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm   Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Dr. Jane Paige RN PhD CNE CHSE
Leslie Graham RN MN PhD ( c)  CNCC CHSE CCSNE
Dr. Barbara Sittner PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, ANEF


Webinar Description:
This presentation will provide the evidence for formal training efforts of educators who use simulation-based healthcare education. In particular, summarize the topics that comprise formal training, as well as evaluation methods of the educator.


When: Wed Jan 15, 2020, 7:00-8:00 PM EST

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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 January 2020  Click here to register

Module 2: Facilitation – next offering in spring 2020

Module 3: Interprofessional Education – next offering in summer 2020

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


Upcoming Conferences


January 18-22, 2020


IMSH 2020: San Diego, CA

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


Save the date! The CASN Biennial Canadian Nursing Education Conference 2020 will take place as follows:Dates: May 25 to 27, 2020City: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.Hotel Location: The Westin Calgary – 320 4th Avenue SW

Book your hotel reservation before April 24, 2020, 5 p.m. Calgary time to secure the special CASN Conference 2020 guestroom rate ($219.00 for traditional Westin Room) by clicking here: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1564676716076&key=GRP&app=resvlink

For additional reservations assistance, please call 1-888-627-8417 and mention the “Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN)” guestroom block.

Marriott Bonvoy loyalty members receive special perks when staying at The Westin Calgary. Consider becoming a member here: https://www.marriott.com/loyalty.mi

Abstract Submission and Registration Details

You are invited to submit an abstract for the Canadian Nursing Education Conference. CASN will be accepting the following types of abstract submissions:

  • Research
  • Work-in-Progress or Proposals for Future Research
  • On-going projects
  • Panel/Symposia
  • Moderated Round-Table Presentations of PhD students with thesis in progress

Conference Subthemes

  • Ethical issues in nursing education
  • Nursing knowledge within the curriculum
  • Simulation/digital practices
  • Interprofessional/intraprofessional
  • Assessments and evaluation
  • Graduate education

Abstracts must be submitted online by Monday, January 13, 2020.

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