Webinar Series

CAN-Sim Webinar Series

Capacity Building Simulation Faculty-Practice & Academic: Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator (CCSNE) Program

Presented by:

Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
Queen’s University

Jane Tyerman, RN, PhD, CCSNE
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
University of Ottawa

Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, CCSNE
Associate Professor, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

Suzanne Hetzel Campbell, PhD, RN, IBCLC, CCSNE
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
University of British Columbia

For information to challenge the CCSNE exam click here: CCSNE – The Canadian Nurse Educator Institute (CNEI) (casn.ca)


Innovation To Meet Student Needs Amidst A Pandemic: Collaborating with CAN-Sim

Presented by:
Kerry-Ann Dompierre MN, RN, CHSE (she/her)
Simulation Education Coordinator
Camosun College, School of Health & Human Sciences
School of Nursing

Valda Duke RNBN, MN-NP
Memorial University of Newfoundland
School of Nursing

Having recently completed their first virtual simulation game (VSG) using the CAN-Sim process, Kerry-Ann Dompierre and Valda Duke share their experiences creating two VSGs focusing on the pediatric patient.  During this webinar, the presenters will walk through their experiences and offer valuable information and tips to anyone interested in creating their own VSG.  They also outline their plans to research and evaluate their VSG.

Development of a series of virtual simulation games (VSGs) for nurses and nursing students in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Essential skills training

Presented by:
Jane Tyerman RN, PhD, CCSNE        
Assistant Professor
University of Ottawa
School of Nursing

Marian Luctkar-Flude RN, PhD, CCSNE
Associate Professor
Queen’s University
School of Nursing

Description: This presentation will review the development and evaluation of a series of COVID-19 virtual simulation game (VSG) educational modules. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim) collaborated to provide essential education for nurses and nursing students. In less than two weeks, a team of simulation and clinical experts met online to develop an educational module focusing on COVID-19 assessment and personal protective equipment (PPE). This module was designed to strengthen the capacity of graduating nursing students and practicing nurses to provide care during the COVID-19 health crisis. Available in both official languages, this module included the comprehensive VSG along with valuable related resources such as self-assessment rubrics, methods of virtual debriefing, reflective questions and preparatory readings. 


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Launch of the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Website (www.soginursing.ca)

Presented by:
Erin Ziegler  PhD, NP-PHC (she/her)
Benjamin Carrol RN MNSc, PhD student

Current education lacks LGBTQI2S content for healthcare practitioners (HCP). Providing HCPs with an understanding of LGBTQI2S health issues would reduce barriers. This webinar will explore the online educational toolbox that was developed to bridge this gap.  Content includes videos discussing key concepts related to cultural humility, know your bias questionnaire, virtual simulation games (VSGs), reflective questions, virtual debriefing options, and other valuable learning resources.  The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Nursing Toolkit was created to advance cultural humility in practice. Learning modules focus on encounters using cultural humility to meet the unique needs of LGBTQI2S community.




CASN Virtual Simulation Vendor Showcase                       

CAN-Sim Presentation                                                                                      Presented by:

Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE

Jane Tyerman, RN, PhD, CCSNE 

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Why is Debriefing so Important and How Do I Use it to Foster Learning?

Presented by

Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
Marquette University



Virtual Experiences in Nursing Education: Experiences of Canadian Nurse Educators   

Presented by:

Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude RN, PhD, CCSNE

Dr. Jane Tyerman RN, PhD, CCSNE

Manjit Dhanoa-Yasi RN, MN

Sandra Goldsworthy RN, PhD, CCSNE

Lorraine Betts RN, MN, CHSE

Michelle Hughes RN, MEd

Marg Verkuyl NP, PHC, MN




Launch of the CAN-Sim Virtual Simulation Game Website

Presented by:

Marian Luctkar-Flude RN, PhD, CCSNE
Assistant Professor, Queen’s University School of Nursing

Co-President, CAN-Sim

Jane Tyerman RN, PhD, CCSNE
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa School of Nursing

Co-President, CAN-Sim

This webinar will provide an overview of the newly launched CAN-Sim Virtual Simulation Game (VSG) Learning Management Platform.  Each VSG is offered as a stand-alone course featuring game-specific resources including:
– Learning Outcomes
– Self-Assessment Rubrics
– Game Links
– Options for Virtual Debriefing
– Reflective Questions
– Presimulation Preparation Resources




Formal training efforts to develop simulation educators: An integrative review

Presented by:

Jane B. Paige PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE
Professor, Undergraduate Program Director Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) – School of Nursing Milwaukee, WI

Leslie Graham RN MN PhD(c) CNCE CHSE
Professor Nursing, Durham College

Adjunct Professor, University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ontario Canada

Barbara Sittner PhD, RN, APRN-CNS, ANEF
Professor of Nursing, Simulation Center Director, Bryan College of Health Sciences, Lincoln, NE

Description: This webinar will explore the author’s integrative review of simulation literature in response to the questions “What is Formalized Training” in simulation and “How” do we formalize this training?  As simulation educators, the authors will describe the importance of faculty development, explore methods of delivery, and provide future recommendations for simulation educators to maximize the delivery of simulation-based education.

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Building on the Basics and Best Practices for Debriefing

Present by:
Elizabeth Horsley RN, ME, CHSE
Director of Simulation
The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Elizabeth began her career as an Operating Room Nurse. She transitioned to nursing education in 2003, and in 2005 was the lead on overseeing a half-million-dollar development grant from the province of Ontario to develop and implement a clinical simulation program in an undergraduate nursing program. In April of 2017, she was recruited to the position of Director of Simulation at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She has transformed a forgotten simulation lab and random pieces of equipment into a robust and thriving space in a community hospital. Her role runs the gamut from implementing deliberate practice modules for residents and medical students to incorporating simulation in staff education to enhance the patient experience.  

This webinar will review the importance of the debriefing role to support best practices in simulation facilitation.

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Establishing Psychological Safety In Simulation

Presented by: Dr. Nicole Harder and Sufia Turner
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

Psychological involves “a feeling or climate whereby the learner can feel valued and comfortable yet still speak up and take risks without fear of retribution, embarrassment, judgment or consequences either to themselves or others, thereby promoting learning and innovation” (Turner & Harder, 2018).  In the new era of simulation-based education, it is important to ensure psychological safety.  This webinar will explore the origins of psychological safety and how it applies to nursing simulation-based learning opportunities, identify the antecedents and attributes of psychological safety, and discuss the importance of ensuring psychological safety for the learning to optimize learning.

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Preparing for the CHSE Exam

Presented by: Andrew Spain
Director of Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare


As Director of Certification for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Andrew has been a Paramedic for 27 years doing both ground and air ambulance work.  This evolved into directing an EMS Education program for five years prior to coming to SSH.  He has an MA in Political Science and is currently working on his dissertation for a PhD in Education at the University of Missouri (emphasis in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis). The SSH developed the certification process for educators focused on healthcare simulation. This webinar provides an overview of the exam and related requirements to sit for the exam.

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Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) Simulation Nurse Educator Interest Group Webinar:  

 Innovations in Teaching and Learning – The Use of Virtual Simulation Games (VSG) in Nursing

Presented by: Dr. Marian Luctkar-Flude and Dr. Jane Tyerman

Games and gaming technology have moved beyond the traditional domain of entertainment since gaining popularity within healthcare education.  Limitations of VSG development included the high cost of gaming software, time commitment for development, and significant manpower including computer programmers, subject matter experts, learning theorists, game designers and instructional design specialists.  This accounts for the prohibitive cost associated with game development.  This is especially problematic as VSG are an ideal platform for Interprofessional education (IPE).  To address this issue, the authors developed a cost-effective VSG development platform. This webinar will highlight a user-friendly approach to virtual simulation game development.