About Us

Vision
Canadian nurse educators collaborating to advance virtual simulation.

Mission
1.  Create and maintain a virtual community for nurse educators to collaboratively develop and share virtual simulation resources.
2.  To foster scholarly research and evaluation of virtual simulation resources.
3.  To foster collaboration and create opportunities for development and research initiatives in virtual simulation.

Steering Committee Members


Margaret Verkuyl, NP, PHC, MN  (Chair)
Professor, Centennial College
Areas of research/interests
Virtual gaming simulation development and research
Health assessment learning strategies
Email address: mverkuyl@centennialcollege.ca

Paula Mastrilli RN, PhD
Nursing Chair BScN, RPN Bridge Post Graduate Nursing & Sim Centre
Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
George Brown College
Areas of research/interests
Virtual gaming simulation development and research
Email address: paula.mastrilli@georgebrown.ca

Manj Dhanoa-Yasi RN, MN, E-learning Certified (Secretary)
Lecturer
LS Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing – University of Toronto
Areas of research/interests
Developing virtual learning experiences
Educational technology
Developing strategies to support and enhance clinical teaching
Virtual reality
Perinatal nursing
Email address: manj.dhanoa.yasi@utoronto.ca

Loretta Secco, RN, BScN, MN, PhD
Professor
University of New Brunswick
Areas of research/interests
Maternal Identity and Infant Care Competence
Virtual Clinical Excursion in Nursing Education
Measurement & Instrumentation
Mobile Information Support in Nursing Education
Email address:

Angela MacDonald, RN, BScN
Nursing Practice Educator and Simulation Co-ordinator
Cape Breton University
Areas of research/interests
Cape Breton University
Simulation Based Learning
Medical and Surgical Nursing
Email address: angela_macdonald@cbu.ca

Jane Tyerman, RN, MScN, PhD
Professor
Trent/Fleming School of Nursing
Areas of research/interests
Simulation-based Learning
Mental Health Nursing
Medical/Surgical Nursing
Neurofeedback
Email address: janetyerman@trentu.ca

Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, MScN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Queen’s University
Areas of research/interests
Virtual gaming simulation development and research
Simulation design and facilitation strategies and research
Nursing education and interprofessional education and research
Cancer survivorship
Neurofeedback
Knowledge translation
Email address: mfl1@queensu.ca

Kelly Hudder, RN, MScN, CHSE
Faculty
Trent/Fleming School of Nursing
Areas of research/interests
Simulation
Development of virtual simulation
Clinical Instructor Facilitator
Surgical Nursing
Email address: kellyhudder@trentu.ca

Kymberley Bontinen, RN, MSN, CHSE
Nursing Instructor and Health Sciences Experiential Learning Coordinator
Douglas College
Areas of research/interests
Simulation Learning Experiences
Relational Practice
Interprofessional Education
Faculty Development in Simulation
Email address: bontinenk@douglascollege.ca

Nancy A. Ball, RN, BScN, MEd
Instructor
Red River College, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Areas of research/Interest
Virtual Simulations
E-learning and course design
Email address: naball@rrc.ca

Daria Romaniuk, RN, PhD
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University
Areas of research/interest:
Virtual gaming simulation development and research
Email address: romaniuk@ryerson.ca

Kim English, RN, BScN, MN, EDD (student)
Professor
Trent/Fleming School of Nursing
Areas of research/interest
Rural, Remote and Indigenous Health
Rural Nursing Practice
Gaming in Nursing Education
Social Justice
Email address: kimenglish@trentu.ca

Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, CHSE
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Editor-in-Chief Clinical Simulation in Nursing
Areas of Research/Interests
Simulation design characteristics
Technology in healthcare settings
Communication skills in simulation
Email address: nicole.harder@umanitoba.ca

Lorraine Betts, RN, MN, CHSE
Professor and  Simulation Program Coordinator
Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing
George Brown College
Areas of research/interest
Simulation Based Learning in Nursing Education
Virtual Gaming Simulation Development and Research
Emai l address: lbetts@georgebrown.ca

Jessica Webster, RN MN PNC(C)
Senior Instructor
Faculty of Nursing
University of New Brunswick
Areas of research/interest:
Perinatal nursing
Health assessment
Simulation in undergraduate nursing education
Technology to support teaching/learning in classroom and clinical environments
Email address: jessicaw@unb.ca

Meaghen Regts, RN, BScN, MHSc, CHS
Clinical Learning Centre Coordinator
Trent University
Areas of Research/Interest:
Simulation design, facilitation, and design strategies
Active Learning Experiences
Virtual simulations
Email address: meaghenregts@trentu.ca

 

 

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