Jane Tyerman
Jane Tyerman RN, PhD, CCSNE
Associate Professor

2014 – PhD Nursing, Queen’s University
2009 – MScN Nursing, Queen’s University
2007 – BScN, Athabasca University
1992 – Diploma Nursing, St- Lawrence College, Kingston
1992 – Bachelor of Arts, University of Ottawa

LEE 420B
613-562-5800 ext. 8609


Dr. Jane Tyerman is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.  She comes to the program with over 25 years of nursing experience in critical care, medical-surgical, and psychiatric clinical practice. Additionally, she has over 15 years experience involving clinical simulation design, facilitation, evaluation, and virtual simulation game development.  Her research can be categorized into two streams: (1) educational research focusing on simulation and virtual gaming to support the development of nursing clinical competencies; and (2) Neurofeedback as an intervention for post-cancer cognitive impairment and fatigue, and as supportive therapy for chronic conditions such as stress/anxiety, migraines, and chronic pain.  Dr. Tyerman is a leader in nursing simulation as she has developed and teaches various specialty simulation course for the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN), the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation (CAN-Sim), International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and the Ontario Simulation Alliance (OSA). Dr. Tyerman is the 2019 recipient of the CASN award for Excellence in Nursing Education based on her innovative use of simulation.

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Research interests

  • Simulation
  • Education
  • Mental health
  • Nursing practice
  • Neurofeedback
  • Cancer survivorship


  • Ziegler, E., Tyerman, J. & Luctkar-Flude, M.  Wolfgang's Story: A Virtual Simulation Supporting Effective and Supportive Communication with an Older Gay Adult. Submitted to Creative Nursing. December 2021.
  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Ziegler, E., Walker, S., & Carroll, B. (2021). Usability testing of the sexual orientation and gender identity nursing education eLearning toolkit and virtual simulation games. Teaching and Learning in Nursing. (In press).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2021.06.015
  • Tyerman, J., Ziegler, E., Carroll, B., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2021).  LGBTQI2S virtual simulation: Lessons learned using actors with lived experiences.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 54, 40-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.01.016
  • Luctkar-Flude, M. & Tyerman, J. (2021).  The rise of virtual simulation: Pandemic response or enduring pedagogy?  Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 57, 1-2.  https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.ecns.2021.06.008
  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Verkyl, M., Goldsworthy, S., Harder, N., Wilson-Keates, B., Kruizinga, J., & Gumapac, N. Effectiveness of debriefing methods for virtual simulation: A systematic review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 57, 18-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.04.009  
  • 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), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v11n7p10
  • Tyerman, J. Luctkar-Flude, M., & Baker, C. (2021).  Rapid Development of a COVID-19 Assessment and PPE Virtual Simulation Game.  Clinical Simulation in Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.03.002
  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Beckett, L., Burnett, S., Giroux, G., & Groll, D. (2021, in revision). Exploring the effect of neurofeedback on postcancer cognitive impairment and fatigue: A pilot feasibility study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.
  • Tyerman, J., Ziegler, E., Carroll, B., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2021). LGBTQI2S virtual simulation: Lessons learned using actors with lived experience. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 54(S), 40-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2021.01.016   
  • MacRae, D., Jara, M.R. Tyerman, J., & Luctar-Flude, M. (2021).  Investing in engagement: Integrating virtual learning experiences across an undergraduate nursing program.  Clinical Simulation In Nursing, 52, 17-32.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2020.12.005
  • Tyerman, J., Patovirta, A.L. & Celestini. A. (2020) How Stigma and Discrimination Influences Nursing Care of Persons Diagnosed with Mental Illness: A Systematic Review. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 42(2), 153-163.  https://doi.org/10.1080
  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., Ziegler, E., Carroll, B., Shortall, C., Chumbley, L., & Tregunno, D. (2020). Developing a sexual orientation and gender identity nursing education toolkit. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 51(9), 412-419.  https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20200812-06
  • Tyerman, J., & Luctkar-Flude, M. (2019).  Sexual orientation gender identity (SOGI) nursing toolkit: Enhancing cultural humility in practice.  CASN: Notes On Nursing Scholarship, 4, 7-10.
  • Luctkar-Flude, M., Tyerman, J., & Groll, D. (2019). Exploring the use of neurofeedback by cancer survivors: Results of interviews with neurofeedback providers and clients. Asia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.4103/apjon.apjon_34_18
  • Tyerman, J., Luctkar-Flude, M., Graham, L., Coffee, S., & Olsen-Lynch, E. (2018). Presimulation preparation and briefing practices for healthcare professionals and students: A systematic review. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 27, 12-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.11.002