Dr. Tammie McParland

Tammie McParland Profile Photo
Director / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Nursing
Assistant Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Nursing
Position
Administration
Graduate Program Associate Faculty
Office
A201-A
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4611
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About
Diploma in nursing from the Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing in 1980. BScN from Laurentian University, Sudbury, in 1994, MN from Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta, in 2006, and PhD in Education (specialization in Nursing Education) from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2015.

Tammie’s clinical experience encompasses acute medicine to rural and remote nursing (labor and delivery, and outpatient), surgery, critical care and emergency nursing and delivery of nursing education in private and public institutions. She was one of the first teletriage nurses hired in Ontario in 1999, and later helped bring Telehealth Ontario Nurse Triage Telephone Line to existence from 2001-2006 as the education manager, creating the education requirements for new programs. Prior to this she taught in several college programs in mental health and surgery. Tammie has consulted with the Victoria Order of Nurses on education programs for community workers in far northern reserves. Currently she acts as consultant in the assessment of internationally educated nurses in collaboration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Tammie is an advocate of innovative learning technologies for education - both her MN, PhD and Nurse Educator certification were completed in an online environment.

She is a founding member of the Ontario Simulation Alliance and CANSim (Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation) to create and promote best practices in simulation scenario design and education. She co-created the curricular framework of the Scholar Practitioner Program, recently granted full 7-year accreditation by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. She is a member or active in several nursing organizations and associations: The Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (past board member, and current chapter VP), Sigma Theta Tau International (Lambda Pi chapter), International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning (INACSL), SimOne, and the for Simulation in Healthcare.

She has completed several regional, provincial, national, and international conference presentations on nursing education.
Education
Diploma Nursing, Halifax Infirmary School of Nursing
BScN, Laurentian University
MN, Athabasca University
PhD, (Specialization Nursing Education), Capella University
Certified Canadian Nurse Educator (CCNE)
Research
Areas of Specialization:
  • Simulation in nursing education
  • Faculty experiences with simulation/faculty development
  • Assessment and education of nurses
  • Program/curriculum development
  • Competency Mapping to Curriculum
Research Interests:
Current & Future Research:
  • Nursing Student Satisfaction & Self-Confidence in Simulation Learning in the Final Semesters of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Co-PI. Analysis and Dissemination  in progress.
  • Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Depression, Anxiety and Stress baseline in graduate Nurses. Co-Investigator. Analysis and Dissemination in progress
  • Compassion Satisfaction, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Depression, Anxiety and Stress in Nurses. Co-Investigator. Dissemination in progress.
  • Formative Evaluation of an Undergraduate Student-led Clinical change project in an Innovative Nursing Education Program.  Dr. P. Zou, Primary Investigator, Dr. K. McCullough, Co P-I.  Data Analysis
  • Evaluation of Nursing Faculty Satisfaction and Uptake of Standardized Simulation Scenarios – Study design  stage
  • Evaluation of Nursing Faculty Experiences with Collaboration in Simulation Development and Design  - Study design stage 
  • Student Reflections on a Disaster Course in a Undergraduate Nursing Program: REB
Publications

McParland, T. (2015).  Simulation and Praxis in Nursing Education: A Study of the Experiences of Nurse Educators. Dissertation: UMI/ProQuest 3739517. Capella University.

Zarins, B., Carter, L. M., McParland, T. (2015). An innovative approach to adult education in a two-year BScN Program: Creating partnerships in learning. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière, 1(2), Art. 6. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.17483/2368-6669.1025

Selected Presentations:

2016, September
McParland, T.
, & Peachey, L., Dr. Jane Tyerman, J., Marian Lucktar-Flude, M.
Podium Presentation: A Provincial Nursing Collaboration to Enhance Student Transition to Practice Using Shared Clinical Simulation Scenarios NET 2016 (Networking for Education in Healthcare). International Conference: Cambridge, England. (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, January
McParland, T.

Poster presentation: Simulation and Praxis in Nursing Education: The Experiences of Nurse Educators Using Simulation as a Teaching Strategy IMSH (International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare) of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FLA, USA. (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, April
McParland, T
., Peachey, L., Luctktar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Graham, L.
Podium Presentation: Strength in Numbers: The Creation and Evolution of a Provincial Simulation Alliance. Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GANES) conference, Miami, Florida, USA. (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, June
McParland, T
., Graham, L., Luctkar-Flude, M., Peachey, L., Tregunno, D. Tyerman, J.
e-Poster: Sustainability in Simulation Education: The Creation and Evolution of a Provincial Simulation Alliance. The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Washington, D. C. (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, June
McParland, T.

Professor-Rounds Poster: Simulation and Praxis in Nursing Education: A Study of the Experiences of Nurse Educators. The International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, Washington, D. C.  (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, December
Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., Tyerman, J., McParland, T., Peachey, L., Lalonde, M., Egan, R., Chumbley, L., Collins, L., Verkuyl, M., & Mastrilli, P.
Poster presentation: Designing and implementing a serious virtual simulation game as a pre-simulation preparation activity for a live respiratory distress simulation for nursing students.  Ontario Simulation Exposition 2017, Toronto, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017. (Peer-Reviewed).
Winner: Best Poster Research and Innovation

2017, December
Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., McParland, T., Peachey, L., Lalonde, M., Chumbley, L., Egan, R., Verkuyl, M., & Mastrilli, P.
Poster presentation: Developing serious virtual games to be used as pre-simulation preparation within healthcare education. Ontario Simulation Exposition 2017, Toronto, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017. (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, December
McParland, T
., Peachey, L., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., Tyerman, J., Lalonde, M., & Egan, R.
Poster presentation: Peer review in simulation education: More than a check box.  Ontario Simulation Exposition 2017, Toronto, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017. (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, December
Peachey, L., McParland, T., Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., Chumbley, L., Lalonde, M., Egan, R., Collins, L., Verkuyl, M., & Mastrilli, P.
Poster presentation: Designing and implementing a serious virtual simulation game focusing on the older adult with urosepsis as a full game and as a pre-simulation preparation activity for undergraduate nursing students. Ontario Simulation Exposition 2017, Toronto, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017. (Peer-Reviewed)

2017, December
Lalonde, M., Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., McParland, T., Peachey, L., Chumbley, L., Egan, R., Verkuyl, M., & Mastrilli, P.
Poster presentation:  La conception et la mise en oeuvre d’un jeu de simulation virtuelle comme une activité de préparation pré-simulation pour les étudiants dans un programme de baccalauréat en sciences infirmières dans un contexte francophone. Ontario Simulation Exposition 2017, Toronto, Nov 30-Dec 1, 2017. (Peer-Reviewed)

2018, January
Oldrieve, E., Bunker, J. Haslehurst, J., Ford, D., Peachey, L., McParland, T.
Poster presentation: Nursing Simulation Use in Large-Scale Nursing Games. IMSH (International Meeting of Simulation in Healthcare) of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Los Angeles, CA., USA. (Peer Reviewed)

2018, April
Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Tregunno, D., McParland, T., Peachey, L., Lalonde, M., Egan, R., Chumbley, L., Collins, L., Verkuyl, M., & Mastrilli, P.
Poster presentation: Feasibility and learning outcomes associated with preparing nursing students for simulation using virtual gaming simulations. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Education Research Conference, Washington, D.C. (Peer-Reviewed)

2018, May
McParland, T., Peachey, L., Tyerman, J., Luctkar­Flude, M., Tregunno, D., Graham, L.
Poster with Mini-Oral Presentation: Sustainability in nursing education: The evolution of a provincial simulation alliance NETNEP conference, Banff, Alberta, May 6-9, 2018. (Peer-Reviewed)

2018, May
McParland, T., & Peachey, L.
Concurrent presentation session. Implementation of an Integrated Laboratory to Support Entry-to-Practice Readiness and Pre-Licensure Exam Anxiety in Final Year BScN students Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Education Conference, Montreal, Quebec. May 28-29, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed)

2018, May
McParland, T.
Poster presentation  Peer Review in Simulation Design - More than a Checkbox              Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Education Conference, Montreal, Quebec. May 28-29, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed).

2018, May
McParland, T.
Poster presentation: Student Reflections on the Introduction of a Disaster Nursing Course                Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Education Conference, Montreal, Quebec. May 28-29, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed).

2018, May
Peachey, L., McParland, T., Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Lalonde, M., Tregunno, D., Egan, R.
Podium Presentation: Designing and Implementing a Serious Virtual Simulation Game Focusing on the Older Adult with Urosepsis as a Full Game and as a Pre-simulation Preparation Activity for Undergraduate Nursing Students. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Education Conference, Montreal, Quebec. May 28-29, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed).

2018, June
Lucktar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Lalonde, M., Peachey, L., McParland, T.
Innovation Station: Harnessing technology to improve nursing student preparation to participate in simulation: Feasibility, usability and learning outcomes of an innovative virtual simulation game. Canadian Nurses Association Biennial Conference. Ottawa, Ontario. (Peer-Reviewed)

2018, June
Peachey, L., McParland, T.
Solution Lab: Designing and Implementing a Serious Virtual Simulation Game Focusing on the Older Adult with Urospesis as a pre-simulation Preparation Activity for Undergraduate Nursing Students Canadian Nurses Association Biennial Conference. Ottawa, Ontario. (Peer-Reviewed).

2018, June
Peachey, L., McParland, T.
Poster Presentation. Delivery of an Integrated Practice Learning Laboratory using Standardized Simulation Scenarios from a Provincial Repository to Address Readiness for 4th year students to meet Entry-to-Practice Requirements. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Learning (INACSL) Conference. Toronto, Ontario. (Peer-Reviewed).

2018, June
Lalonde, M., Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Tregunno, D., McParland, T., Peachey, L., Chumbley, L.
Poster Presentation. The Design and Implementation of a Virtual Simulation Game as a Pre-simulation Preparation Activity for Students in a BScN Program in a Francophone context. International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation in Learning (INACSL) Conference. Toronto, Ontario. (Peer-Reviewed).

2018, September
McParland, T
., Peachey, L.
Podium Presentation.  Use of an Integrated Simulation Lab to prepare Pre-licensure Nurses for Entry-to-Practice NET2018 (Networking for education in Healthcare) Annual Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom. (Peer-Reviewed) 

2018, September
Peachey, L., McParland, T., Lucktar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Lalonde, M., Chumbley, L.
Podium Presentation.  Design and Development of a Serious Virtual Game for fourth year Nursing Students as a Pre-simulation Preparation Strategy using a Standardized Scenario of Urosepsis in the elderly. NET2018 (Networking for education in Healthcare) Annual Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.  (Peer-Reviewed).   

2018, September
McParland, T.

Podium Presentation.  Simulation and Praxis in Nursing Education: The Experiences of Nurse Educators. NET2018 (Networking for education in Healthcare) Annual Conference, Cambridge, United Kingdom.  (Peer-Reviewed).

Invited Speaker:

2018, January
Sibbald, D., McParland, T.
Invited Plenary Speaker: Examiner Training and Scoring (Demonstration). Touchstone Institute Annual Symposium: Perspectives on Assessment Validity. Toronto, Ontario