Dr. Laurie Peachey,  PhD, RN is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and a Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator.  Laurie is a graduate of the Francophone nursing program at Laurentian University.  In her doctoral dissertation in the PhD of Educational Sustainability at Nipissing University, she used phenomenology to examine the lived experience of new graduate nurses using maternal-child simulation in their practice. Laurie’s research interests are rooted in practice education and include the use of maternal-child simulation, the development of practical wisdom and imaginative thinking in nursing, and the transition of new graduates entering perinatal nursing. 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. 


Maternal-Child Nursing

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.

Collaborative BScN students participate in a simulation-based experience.

Nipissing University Training Talks with Chris Bird and Rob Boulet- The use of virtual simulation in nursing



Using Simulation in Nursing Education

Virtual Simulation Game (VSG): Click here  (English)

Production of a virtual pre-simulation game eCampus Ontario funding

Using Virtual Simulation during the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

CAN-Sim Virtual Simulation Games

Lippincott vSim® for Nursing 

Debriefing in small groups using Blackboard® Collaborate’s Whiteboard

Perinatal Nursing Virtual Simulation Games Series


Articles in Refereed Journals & Refereed Book chapters      
Hemsworth, D., Fuentes Plough, J., Baregheh, A., Khorakian, A., Overall, J., Reed, T., Peachey, L., & Muterera, J. (In Press). Vitality and well-being in nurses. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Tregunno, D., Bell, K., Lalonde, M., McParland, T., Peachey, L., Verkuyl, M., & Mastrilli, P. (2021). Designing a virtual simulation game as presimulation preparation for a respiratory distress simulation for senior nursing students: Usability, feasibility and perceived impact on learning, Clinical Simulation in Nursing 52(C)- 35-42. doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.11.009.

Peachey, L. (2021). Shaping clinical imagination as new graduate nurses in maternal-child simulationNurse Education Today, 97, doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2020.104668.

Peachey, L., McParland, T., Goldsworthy, S., & Williams, V. P (Submitted). P stands for pivot: Pivoting face-to-face practicum to virtual simulation during the pandemic, Clinical Simulation in Nursing.

Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Chumbley, L., Lalonde, M., Peachey, L., McParland, T., Tregunno, D. (2021). Developing virtual simulation games for presimulation preparation: A user friendly approach for nurse educators. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 11(7), 10-18. doi: 10.5430/jnep.v11n7p10.

Book Chapters
Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Peachey, L., Chumbley, L., Lalonde, M., & McParland, T., (In Press). Engaging learners in presimulation preparation through virtual simulation games. Chapter in: Recent advances in technologies of inclusive well-being
Peachey, L. (2021). Overview of growth and development framework. Chapter in: Dames, S., Luctkar-Flude, M. & Tyerman, J. (2020). Edelman and Kudzma’s Canadian health promotion throughout the life span (1st Edition). Toronto, ON: Elsevier.
Peachey, L. & McKullough, K.M., (2018). Building resilience in nursing graduates. Chapter in: Poison in the watercooler: exploring the toxicity of lateral and micro-aggression in multiple contexts and disciplines, Toronto, ON: Palgrave Macmillan.