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.

This section provides information related to current research focusing on virtual gaming/augmented reality/serious games. If you have any current research that would be appropriate for this list, please forward to [email protected]

Note: Virtual Steering Committee members names are bolded.

Published Articles

Verkuyl, M., Atack, L., Kamstra-Cooper, K., & Mastrilli, P. (2020). Virtual gaming simulation: An interview study of nurse educators. Simulation & Gaming, 1-13. doi: 10.1177/1046878120904399

Keys, E., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Sears, K., & Woo, K. (2020). Developing a Virtual Simulation Game for Nursing Resuscitation Education. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 39, 51-54.

Da Silva, C., Peisacovich, E., Gal, R., Anyinam, C., Coffey, S., & Graham, L. (2020). A programmatic approach to the design of a video simulation case study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 41, 1-8.

Verkuyl, M., St.-Amant, O., Hughes, M., Lapum, J.L., & McCulloch, T. (2020). Combining self-debriefing and group debriefing in simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 39, 41-44.

Verkuyl, M., Hughes, M., Atack, L., McCulloch, T., Lapum, J.L., Romaniuk, D. & St-Amant, O., (2019). Comparison of self-debriefing alone or in combination with group debrief. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 37(C), 32-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.08.005

Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J.L., St. Amant, O., Hughes, M., Romaniuk, D., & McCulloch, T. (2020). Exploring debriefing combinations after a virtual simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing 40(C), 36—42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.12.002

Servotte, J.C., Goosse, M., Hetzel Campbell, S., Dardenne, N., Pilote, B., Simoneau, I.L., Ghuysen, A. (2020). Virtual reality experience: Immersion, sense of presence, and cybersickness. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 38, 35-43.

D’Agostini, M.M., Aredes, N.D.A., Campbell, S.H., Fonseca, L.M.M. (2019). Serious game e-Baby gamilia: Tecnologia educacional para o cuidado do recém-nascido prematuro [Serious game e-Baby family: Educational technology for the care of the premature newborn], Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem.

Verkuyl, M., McGee, N., McCulloch, T. Tsui, J.& Layard, B. (2019). Different Formats for Playing Virtual Gaming Simulations. CIN 37(5), 237-40. https://doi.org/10.1097/CIN.0000000000000539

Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J.L., St-Amant, O., Hughes, M., Romaniuk, D., & Mastrilli, P. (2019). Designing virtual gaming simulations. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 32, 8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2019.03.008

Verkuyl, M. & Hughes, M. (2019). Virtual Gaming Simulation in Bridging Nursing Education: A mixed methods study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 29(C), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.02.001

Verkuyl, M., Betts, L., Schmid, J., Sivaramalingam, S. (2019). Body Interact: A usability study. Simulation & Gaming, 50(2), 1-12. https://doi/10.1177/1046878119844283

Betts, L., Schmid, J., Sivaramalingam, S. & Verkuyl, M. (2019). Using virtual interactive digital simulator to enhance simulation experiences for undergraduate nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives. DOI: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000472

Verkuyl, M., Atack, L., McCulloch, T., Lui, L., Betts, L., Lapum, J.L., Hughes, M., Mastrilli, P. &  Romaniuk, D. (2018).   Comparison of Debriefing Methods Following a Virtual Simulation: An Experiment. Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecns.2018.03.002.  To obtain the  article available by open access, click here

Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J. L., Hughes, M., McCulloch, T., Liu, L., Mastrilli, P., Romaniuk, D. & Betts, L. (2018). Virtual Gaming Simulation: Exploring Self, Virtual and In-person Debriefing. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 20, 7-14. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.04.006. To obtain the article available by open access, click here 

Verkuyl, M., Romaniuk, D. & Mastrilli, P. (2018). Virtual Gaming Simulation of a Mental Health Assessment: A usability study. Nurse Education in Practice 18(31), 83-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2018.05.007

Verkuyl, M., Lapum, J., St-Amant, O., Betts, L., Hughes, M. (2017). An Exploration of Debriefing in Virtual Simulation. Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13(11), 591–594. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.08.002

Verkuyl, M., Romaniuk, D., Atack, L., & Mastrilli, P. (2017). A virtual gaming simulation for pediatric nursing care: An experiment. Journal of Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 139 (5), 238–244.   DOI:10.1016/j.ecns.2017.02.004

Verkuyl, M. & Mastrilli, P. (2017). Virtual Simulations in Nursing Education: A Scoping Review. Journal of Nursing & Health Sciences 3(2), 39-47.

Verkuyl, M., Atack, L., Mastrilli, P., & Romaniuk, D. (2016). Virtual gaming to develop students’ pediatric nursing skills: A usability test. Nurse Education Today, 46, 81-85. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2016.08.024

Secco, M.L., Bulman, D., & Wilson, K. (2013). Pilot Evaluation of a Virtual Clinical Excursion (VCE) Among Senior Nursing Students: Part I Quantitative Findings, Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 7(3/4), http://cjni.net/journal/?p=2544

Secco, M.L., Bulman, D., & Wilson, K. (2013). Pilot Evaluation of a Virtual Clinical Excursion (VCE) Among Senior Nursing Students: Part II Qualitative Findings, Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 7(3/4) http://cjni.net/journal/?p=2542

Book Chapters

Luctkar-Flude, M. (In progress). Simulation approaches. In P. Bradley & K. Page-Cutrara (Eds.). Becoming a Nurse Educator in Canada. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN): Ottawa, ON.

Luctkar-Flude, M., Pulling, C., Larocque, M., Flude, S., & Yorke, J. (2013). Evaluating a virtual intravenous pump e-learning module: Effects on undergraduate nursing student confidence, satisfaction and performance. In M. Hamada (Ed.). E-Learning: New Technology Applications and Future Trends. Nova Publishers: Hauppauge, NY.

Lapum, J., Verkuyl, M., Hughes, M., St-Amant, O., Romaniuk, D., Betts, L., & Mastrilli, P (accepted 2017, May 12). Design and creation of virtual gaming simulations in nursing education. In R.Gordon and D.McGonigle (Eds.), Virtual Simulation in Nursing Education. Springer Publishing