VIRTUAL SIMULATION COMMUNITY OF LEARNING

Note: The Virtual Simulation Community of Learning is an independent community of practice, separate from but connected to Simulation Canada. Simulation Canada is pleased to host the online home for the VSCoL.

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

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, PhD, CCSNE
Associate Professor, Queen's University School of Nursing
Areas of research/interests: virtual simulation games; virtual debriefing; faculty development
Email address: [email protected]

Jane Tyerman, RN, PhD, CCSNE
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa School of Nursing
Areas of research/interests: virtual simulation games; virtual debriefing; faculty development
Email address: [email protected]

Lorraine Betts, MN, RN, CHSE
Faculty/Simulation Coordinator
Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing, George Brown College
Areas of interest/research: virtual simulation; faculty development in simulation education
Email Address: [email protected]

Suzanne Hetzel Campbell PhD, RN, IBCLC, CCSNE
Associate Professor, Applied Science | School of Nursing
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus

Manj Dhanoa-Yasi RN, BScN, MN
Undergraduate Lecturer
LS Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, CHSE, CCSNE
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Mindermar Professor in Human Simulation, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

Barbara Wilson-Keates, PhD RN CCSNE
Academic Coordinator Faculty of Health Disciplines
Athabasca University

Kelly Hudder, RN, MScN, CHSE
Clinical Learning Facilitator, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing
Areas of research/interest: simulation learning; virtual debriefing
Email address: [email protected]

Michelle Hughes, MEd, RN

Professor, Collaborative Nursing Degree program, Centennial College
Areas of research/interest: virtual gaming simulation; open educational resources; interprofessional collaboration
Email address: [email protected]
 
Kimberley A Pinel, BN, MEd, CCSNE, RN
Nursing Instructor, School of Health Sciences and Community Services, Red River College
Areas of research/interest: simulation learning experiences; simulation faculty development
Email address: [email protected]
 
Allyson Cooper, MN, RN, CCSNE
Nursing Instuctor, School of Health Sciences and Community Services, Red River College
Areas of research/interest: faculty development in simulation; virtual simulation; simulation learning experiences
Email address: [email protected]
 
Kim English, RN, BScN, MN
Professor, Trent/Fleming School of Nursing
Areas of research/interest: rural & remote nursing; diversity, equity and inclusivity in nursing education; indigenous health and ways of knowing in nursing education; immersive technologies (VR)
Email address: [email protected]
 
Andrea Sullivan RN BSN MN CCNE
Associate Teaching Professor, Thompson Rivers University
Areas of research/interest: simulation learning experience; virtual simulation
Email address: [email protected]
 
Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy PhD, RN, CNCC(C), CMSN(C), CCSNE
Associate Professor School of Nursing Nipissing University
Areas of research/interests: virtual simulation, hybrid simulation, patient safety, medication error reduction, the deteriorating patient, co-debriefing, debriefing
Email address: [email protected] 

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: [email protected]

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: Simulation Based Learning; Medical and Surgical Nursing
Email address: [email protected]

Jane Tyerman, RN, MScN, PhD, CCSNE
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa/Université d’ottawa
Areas of research/interests: Simulation Based Learning; Mental Health Nursing; Medical/Surgical Nursing; Neurofeedback
Email address: [email protected]

Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, MScN, PhD, CCSNE
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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Daria Romaniuk, RN, PhD
Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University
Areas of research/interest: Virtual gaming simulation development and research
Email address: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Nicole Harder, RN, PhD, CHSE
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Simulation in Nursing
Areas of Research/Interests: Simulation design characteristics; Technology in healthcare settings; Communication skills in simulation
Email address: [email protected]

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
Email address: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Suzanne Hetzel Campbell PhD, RN, IBCLC, CCSNE
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The University of British Columbia
Research/interests: Communication; Lactation; Serious gaming; Virtual reality; Research and education of innovative technologies incorporating multiple modes and interprofessionals.
Email: [email protected]