Association of SP Educators

ASPE is the international organization of educators dedicated to human simulation through promoting best practices in the application of SP methodology for education, assessment and research, fostering the dissemination of research and scholarship in the field of SP methodology and advancing the professional knowledge and skills of its members and affiliates.

Transforming professional performance through the power of human interaction.

Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

CASN/ACESI (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing/Association canadienne des écoles de sciences infirmières) is the national voice for nursing education, research, and scholarship and represents baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in Canada.

Canadian Nurse Educator Institute

The Canadian Nurse Educator Institute contributes to the strength and growth of Canadian nurse educators through high-caliber professional development opportunities. Certification programs, courses, retreats, and live and recorded webinars are available throughout the year for Canadian and international nurse educators who are looking to strengthen their academic teaching career, develop their teaching portfolio, and get professional recognition for their expertise.

Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare

The Global Network for Simulation in Healthcare (GNSH) is an international strategy organization dedicated to advancing patient safety, workforce wellbeing, and healthcare quality. We bring together thought leaders from healthcare, academia, and industry to address challenges within healthcare that can be solved through simulation.

International Nursing Association for
Clinical Simulation and Learning

With over 1,800 members worldwide, the International Nursing Association for Clinical and Simulation Learning (INACSL) is an association dedicated to advancing the science of healthcare simulation.

National League for Nursing

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers professional development, networking opportunities, assessment services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its nearly 45,000 individual and 1,100 institutional members. NLN members represent nursing education programs across the spectrum of higher education, health care organizations, and agencies.


SimGHOSTS’ mission is to support individuals and institutions using healthcare simulation technology and spaces through hands on training, online resources and professional development. Our goal is to empower our community to increase adoption and better utilize simulation technologies to improve learning and patient care outcomes.

Simulation Canada

Simulation Canada (formerly SIM-one and the Canadian Network for Simulation in Healthcare) is Canada’s interprofessional, cross-sector network for the advancement of simulation in healthcare. We are a not-for-profit organization that connects the simulation community, facilities, and resources across Canada and beyond. We advocate for and advance simulated learning in health professions education for the benefit of patient care and safety.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH)

SSH seeks to improve performance and reduce errors in patient care through the use of simulation. Established in 2004 by professionals using simulation for education, testing, and research in health care, SSH membership includes physicians, nurses, allied health and paramedical personnel, researchers, educators and developers from around the globe. SSH fosters the improvement and application of simulation–based modalities such as human patient simulators, virtual reality, standardized patients and task trainers.

Western Canada Collaborative of Health Sciences Educators

The original group: BC Lab Educators was founded by Cheryl Entwistle (Retired UBC), Leslie Stuart (North Island College), and Marilyn Lewthwaite (Douglas College). These visionary educators came together over 20 years ago, to find solutions to the everyday issues of educating nurses. Without their leadership, this group would never have come together. As we continue to evolve and grow, WCCHSE welcomes educators from all health science programs.


Join CAN-Sim today!

Join CAN-Sim today!

Becoming a member provides a great opportunity to network and share resources with other nurse educators and allied health professionals using simulation across Canada and internationally.