The Simulation Certification Program fosters excellence in nursing education in Canada through faculty development in simulation-based pedagogy, practices, and technologies. The program prepares nurse educators to address a broad complement of practice learning needs and the full range of simulation typologies.


The first module of the program focuses on competencies 1 and 2, which primarily address the initial phases of a simulation-based experience. Participants will learn to assess, develop, implement, and evaluate simulation as a teaching and learning tool that facilitates practice learning in nursing education. They will also learn to create and integrate simulation theory/knowledge into courses and programs to facilitate the acquisition of entry-to-practice nursing competencies among nursing students.

Audience: Nurse educators using simulation in nursing education programs

Delivery: Online (Adobe Connect & Moodle)

Timeframe: 7 weeks

Please note that participation in all live webinars is a course requirement.


This five-week foundational course will encompass clinical education at the baccalaureate level in acute care, public health and community health-care settings.  


The Simulation Certification Program fosters excellence in nursing education in Canada through faculty development in simulation-based pedagogy, practices, and technologies. The program prepares nurse educators to address a broad complement of practice learning needs and the full range of simulation typologies.

Module 2 focuses on the indicators of competency 3, which address the in-situ phases of a simulation-based experience. Participants will demonstrate acquired knowledge and facilitation skills in nursing simulation through teaching and learning practice.

Audience: Nurse educators using simulation in nursing education programs

Delivery: Online (Adobe Connect & Moodle)

Timeframe: 8 weeks

Please note that participation in all live webinars is a course requirement.


The aim of this module is to foster excellence in the academic nurse educator role and to provide recognition and merit for the specialized knowledge, expertise, and competencies of this role in Canada.