Shauna Houk, MN RN
Assistant professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health
Dalhousie University
Shauna Houk is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, Dalhousie University. Ms. Houk has been involved with the development and implementation of curriculum, program planning and evaluation, and the delivery of education to undergraduate and continuing education students for the past 22 years. She successfully completed the Harvard Instructor Simulation course and since has been actively involved in the development, delivery, and evaluation of simulations in the undergraduate program. Her research interests include: interprofessional education, psychological safety in simulation, student assessment and evaluation, and professional practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Simulation-based education (SBE) has been used to augment and/or partially substitute clinical learning as it provides a controlled setting with natural, realistic, and relevant practice experiences, without risk of injurious patient consequences. Interprofessional SBE (IP-SBE) provides a platform for students to learn about, from, and with one another to develop and practice interprofessional collaborative (IPC) competencies. However, socio-historical hierarchies that are predominant in healthcare cultures often emerge in simulation, negatively impacting interprofessional learning. Creating…