Dr. Jane Tyerman
Dr. Jane Tyerman is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, School of Nursing. She has over 25 years of experience in acute care clinical practice and 15 years of academic teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Tyerman has made significant contributions to nursing education by advancing the pedagogy that underpins the effective use of clinical simulation and her innovative use of technology to expand equity and access to high-quality teaching and learning resources. Dedicated to providing faculty development supporting simulation-based learning, she contributed to the development of the CASN Certified Canadian Simulation Nurse Educator (CCSNE) program and instructs course modules focusing on simulation design, evaluation and scholarship. She was the 2019 recipient of the CASN Excellence in Nursing Education (Non-tenured) award and the 2020 INACSL Spirit of Leadership Award. Dr. Tyerman's research and publications focus on nursing simulation design, development, curriculum implementation, and virtual simulation using serious games. Collaborating with nurse educators across Canada and internationally, she has multiple publications related to simulation and virtual simulation games and holds the 2021 COUPN Award for Strategic Contributions to Nursing Education Clinical Simulation in Nursing. Dr. Tyerman holds numerous grants exploring the impact of virtual simulation games in nursing education on student learning. She is co-PI on a large Health Canada grant in association with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN). Dr. Tyerman, along with Dr. Luctkar-Flude, recently created five bilingual virtual simulation games focusing on Essential COVID-19 Skills for Graduating and New Nurses. She is currently the co-president of the Canadian Alliance of Nursing Educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim). Her expertise has led to the creation of over 40 virtual simulation games. Dr. Tyerman is known for her innovations, collaborations and mentorship, encouraging nurse educators to excel in the delivery of simulation-based education.