French Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education

This course is offered in French only


This course aims to introduce the fundamental principles of simulation pedagogy, enabling the delivery of effective and stimulating learning experiences. It offers those involved in nursing education the opportunity to develop basic skills as a simulation trainer. The stages of planning and implementing simulation activities in the context of nursing will be discussed, in relation to the four roles assumed by the simulation trainer designer, organizer, facilitator, evaluator. The benefits and challenges linked to different simulation modalities will be discussed, and participants will be asked to analyze best practices in briefing and debriefing. Readings or short asynchronous capsules will be offered in preparation for the synchronous sessions.


  • 15 February 2024 3 – 5pm (EDT)
  • 22 February 2024 3 – 5pm (EDT)
  • 29 February 2024 3 – 5pm (EDT)


Participation in three live course webinars, in the weekly courses discussion forum and submission of two learning activities.


Anyone involved in nursing education with limited or partial experience as a simulation trainer.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this training, participants will have developed simulation trainer skills with regard to the following three learning targets:

  • Select a simulation modality adapted to the learning objectives
  • Justify the essential elements of a simulation experience aimed at learning
  • Distinguish the roles and responsibilities of the simulation trainer


$275 CAD for members
$300 CAD for non-members


Louise-Andrée Brien, inf., M. Sc. inf., CNSNE

Louise-Andrée Brien is an associate professor of practical training and academic head of the Center of Expertise in Simulation in Health (Centre EXeSS) of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Montreal. Witness to the evolution of simulation in nursing education for 15 years and holder of the Canadian Certification for Nurse Teachers in Simulation, she is actively engaged in the promotion of best practices and in the research of innovative practices in simulation. She regularly supports teaching teams in the design and production of simulations in French, all modalities combined.



  • Registrations that are cancelled up to one week before the start of the course will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Registrations that are cancelled with less than one week’s notice will not be refunded, though the participant will have the option to defer the cost of the course to apply to another CNEI/CASN course.
  • There will be no refunds issued once the course begins.
  • CASN reserves the right to cancel this course if it does not meet minimal group requirements.

Course Content

  • Participants are responsible for access to any course materials, including articles and textbooks.
  • There will be no make-up assignments accepted.
  • Assignments will not be re-marked.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted, unless under exceptional circumstances.

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