The Next Steps: Implementation in Pre-Licensure Nursing Education

Webinar pre-recorded and released August 24th, 2021

About the Webinar

Our host Liz Robison, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, leads a discussion with a panel of expert guests, Margaret Verkuyl and Sarai Czap, regarding the hottest topics in virtual simulation and pre-licensure nursing curriculum.

Topics Discussed:

  • Needs assessment guidance when integrating virtual simulation
  • Avoiding the common mistakes during implementation
  • Incorporating psychological safety measures into simulation
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About the Presenters


Liz Robison, EdD, RN, MSN, CNE, CHSE

Dr. Robison is the Simulation Center Coordinator & Professor of Nursing at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, FL. She is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, as well as a Certified Nurse Educator with the National League for Nursing. She’s currently part of the Board of Directors for the International Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and is a faculty facilitator for the INACSL Simulation Education Program (ISEP). Liz has been an active participant as a nurse educator reviewer for the collaborative project between Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and Unbound Medicine, OADN Virtual Simulation Reviews, since November 2020. She has been involved with aspects of simulation since 2009.

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Margaret Verkuyl, NP PHC, MN

Margaret has been a nursing professor at Centennial College in Canada for over 16 years and is a leader in developing and researching virtual gaming simulations (VGS). Her leadership has contributed to institutional branding for her organization, as Centennial College is renowned for innovation related to VGS in Nursing Education. The combined work with Centennial College, Ryerson University, and George Brown College led to the development of the open-access portal, Virtual Healthcare Experience, with numerous different virtual gaming simulations. Globally, these simulations have become pervasive in nursing education with over 800,000 plays in 25 countries. Margaret has over 34 publications in peer-reviewed journals with most of them related to the science of VGS and authored a book chapter on the topic of virtual simulations.

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Sarai Czap, MSN, RN

Sarai has 13 years of teaching in an academic setting, with 19 years of clinical experience. She currently is the Assistant Department Chair and Nursing Instructor at Austin Community College. She has utilized virtual simulation in the classroom starting a decade ago. During the pandemic, she assisted the simulation team in rolling out virtual simulations to meet student-learning outcomes. Due to the success of using virtual simulation, Austin Community College will continue to use this type of modality and has collaborated with CAN-Sim on developing Virtual Simulation Games for use within their curriculum. Sarai is passionate about what virtual simulation can offer to pre-licensure nursing programs based on the positive results she has personally experienced within her own program.

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Last updated: May 12, 2022