Module 2: Facilitation


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.


(There are two offerings of this course on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Starts April 9, 2024

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm EST/EDT

  • 5 live sessions
  • 2 asynchronous weeks
  • 1 module exam (final week)

Starts April 11, 2024

Thursdays, 7-9 pm EST/EDT

  • 5 live sessions
  • 2 asynchronous weeks
  • 1 module exam (final week)

Competency Indicators

3. Facilitates effective learning within the context of simulation-based experiences

  1. provides learners sufficient time and information prior to the simulation-based learning experience
  2. establishes guidelines for the simulation experience to ensure a safe learning environment for the learners
  3. incorporates preparatory activities and prebriefing effectively to prepare learners for the simulation-based experience
  4. facilitates the simulation actively and effectively
  5. allows the scenario to progress with or without prompts or cues depending on the level of learners and learning outcomes
  6. uses a variety of methods to prompt or provide cues to the learner
  7. provides constructive and timely learner feedback in the simulation
  8. models ethical approaches and professional integrity in simulation teaching and learning
  9. provides consistent experiences across groups of learners to ensure standardization
  10. debriefs simulation-based experiences effectively in a conducive environment, using best practices and frameworks, to facilitate learning

Audience: Nurse educators using simulation in nursing education programs


  • Participants must be a nurse registered in their jurisdiction
  •  A graduate degree in nursing is recommended but not required; expectations are similar to those of a graduate-level course.

Delivery: Online (Zoom & Moodle)

Timeframe: 8 weeks

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

Required Course Textbook

Campbell, S., Luctkar-Flude, M., Harder, N., & Tyerman, J. (Eds.). (2023). Simulation in Canadian Nursing Education. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.