Hot topics with Sandra Goldsworthy and Margaret Verkuyl

Here is a list of the major topics they discussed

  • Do we replace or titrate simulation?
  • What are recent advancements in simulation technology?
    • We need training!
  • How do we embed simulation in curriculum?
    • Combining mannequin, simulated patients, virtual simulation XR, VR, and AR.
    • Combining different modalities for debriefing.
  • What professional development is needed?
  • Why collaborate? Because we can create high-quality simulations and research when we work together.
  • What is next in simulation research?
    • Need more multi-site studies
    • Need to look at patient outcomes
    • Critical nursing shortage – can simulation help?
    • What are different types of virtual simulations good for?
      • Charting?
      • Processes?
    • Cost analysis
    • Psychological safety and should students need to show their face? no … what about the learning?
  • How are we protecting student data?

Quality simulation leads to quality patient outcomes!!

Let’s continue the conversations …


Laura Killam is an experienced nursing educator from Northern Ontario with a keen interest in improving student learning through innovation. For more information please visit


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