Faculty of Education and Professional Studies -School of Nursing, Associate Professor
Dr. Laurie Peachey, RN, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing is a Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator and Canadian Certified Perinatal Nurse. To bring these two worlds together, she has conducted a phenomenological study to understand the lived experience of new graduate nurses using maternal-child simulation in practice. Laurie’s research interests are rooted in practical education; her projects have incorporated the use of maternal-child simulation, the development of practical wisdom and imaginative thinking in nursing, and the ways the transition of new graduates entering perinatal nursing can be more effectively considered. Laurie is a founding member of the Ontario Simulation Alliance and the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation. Laurie has contributed to development of peer-reviewed maternal-child simulation scenarios and has presented her work in simulation at the provincial, national, and international level. Laurie enjoys living in Northern Ontario for the beautiful outdoors activities the north has to offer.
A certified perinatal nurse with the Canadian Nurses’ Association and certified simulation nurse educator with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Laurie uses her maternal-child background in nursing education to deliver several components of maternal-child nursing in the BScN curriculum in a blend of classroom, online delivery, simulation lab, and clinical practicum experiences. She integrates the classroom and simulation settings to prepare students for a clinical practicum in the collaborative program that includes a two-day maternal-child simulation experience combined with traditional practicum hours.
Using Simulation in Nursing Education
Virtual Simulation Game (VSG): Click here (English)
Using Virtual Simulation during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic
Hemsworth, D., Fuentes Plough, J., Baregheh, A., Khorakian, A., Overall, J., Reed, T., Peachey, L., & Muterera, J. (2021). Vitality and well-being in nurses. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 1 (1), 1-14.