In a nursing education landscape greatly disrupted due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation (CAN-Sim) has stepped up to the plate.

The Alliance, headed up by Co-Presidents Dr. Jane Tyerman and Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude, have partnered with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) 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.

CAN-Sim believes that “Registered Nurses are critical to the effective delivery of health care services” and that “directed nursing education and training that is easily accessed virtually is an essential service during this health crisis. This will enable new, front-line nurses to better provide care for patients with COVID-19 while ensuring personal safety.”

For their tireless efforts in connecting nurse educators and allied health partners from across Canada and beyond to share knowledge, resources and expertise in areas of simulation research and education, COUPN is pleased to recognize CAN-Sim’s strong contributions to nursing education.

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