Dr. Laurie Peachey, RN, PhD, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing is a Canadian Certified Simulation Nurse Educator and Canadian Certified Perinatal Nurse. Laurie has utilized Phenomenology of Practice in her research to uncover the lived experience of new graduate nurses using maternal-child simulation in nursing 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.


Maternal-Child Nursing

A certified perinatal nurse with the Canadian Nurses’ Association and a certified simulation nurse educator with the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Laurie is responsible for the design, implementation, and delivery of several components of maternal-child nursing in the BScN program through a careful blend of classroom, simulation, and clinical practicum experiences.  During the simulation-based learning activities, undergraduate students in the BScN program learn in an environment of psychological safety and in a culture of patient safety under the supervision of a skilled team of maternal-child nurses and simulation experts.

BScN students participating in a simulation-based experience.

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 

CAN-Sim Virtual Simulation Games

Lippincott vSim® for Nursing 

Examples from Dr. Peachey’s classes: Debriefing in small groups


Articles in Refereed Journals & Refereed Book chapters

Williams, V., & Peachey, L. (2023). Digital health systems may not fully incorporate the nursing process thus posing a risk to effective clinical decision-making. Evidence-Based Nursing. doi.10.1136/ebnurs-2023-103836.

Goldsworthy, S., Muir, N., Baron, S., Button, D., Goodhand, K., Hunter, S., McNeill, L., Perez, G., McParland, T., Fasken, L. &  Peachey, L. (2022). The impact of virtual simulation on the recognition and response to the rapidly deteriorating patient among undergraduate nursing students, Nurse Education Today, (110). doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2021.105264.

Hemsworth, D., Fuentes Plough, J., Baregheh, A., Khorakian, A., Overall, J., Reed, T., Peachey, L., & Muterera, J. (2021). Vitality and well-being in nursesInternational Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 1 (1), 1-14.

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 (2021). P stands for pivot: Pivoting face-to-face practicum to virtual simulation during the pandemicClinical Simulation in Nursing. 57, 53-58. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2021.04.021.

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 educatorsJournal 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., (2021). Engaging learners in presimulation preparation through virtual simulation games. In: Brooks A.L., Brahman S., Kapralos B., Nakajima A., Tyerman J., Jain L.C. (eds) Recent Advances in Technologies for Inclusive Well-Being. Intelligent Systems Reference Library, vol 196. Springer, Cham. doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59608-8_12.

Peachey, L. (2021). Overview of growth and development framework. Chapter in: Dames, S., Luctkar-Flude, M. & Tyerman, J. (2020). In: 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. In: Poison in the watercooler: exploring the toxicity of lateral and micro-aggression in multiple contexts and disciplines, Toronto, ON: Palgrave Macmillan.