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: 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

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

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: Simulation Based Learning; Medical and Surgical Nursing
Email address: angela_macdonald@cbu.ca

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: jtyerman@uottawa.ca

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: 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

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, 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: 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
Email 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

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: suzanne.campbell@ubc.ca