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Nicole Lafreniere

Nicole Lafreniere

Master Lecturer

Biography

Nicole Lafreniere is a Master Lecturer and Program Coordinator at Laurentian University (École des Sciences Infirmière), Lecturer at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and the Collaborative Simulation Educator between Health Sciences North, Laurentian University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Nicole completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) with honors at Laurentian University and is currently a candidate for her Master of Nursing with Laurentian University. Nicole comes with expertise in education, nursing, simulation, patient experiences and interprofessional practice/education. She has past clinical experience in pediatrics, public health and in the operating room.  Additionally, Nicole participates in research initiatives. 


Nicole Lafrenière est maître de conférences et coordonnatrice de programme à l'Université Laurentienne dans le programme des Sciences Infirmière, chargée de cours à l'École de médecine du Nord de l'Ontario et éducatrice en simulation collaborative entre Health Sciences North, l'Université Laurentienne et l'École de médecine du Nord de l'Ontario. Nicole a complété son baccalauréat en sciences infirmières (BScN) avec distinction à l'Université Laurentienne et est actuellement candidate à sa maîtrise en sciences infirmières à l'Université Laurentienne. Nicole possède une expertise en éducation, en soins infirmiers, en simulation, en expérience des patients et en pratique / éducation interprofessionnelle. Elle a une expérience clinique antérieure en pédiatrie, en santé publique et en salle d'opération. De plus, Nicole participe à des initiatives de recherche.


Education

RN, BScN, MN©, CHSE

Academic Appointments

Master Lecturer School of Nursing/Sciences Infirmière

Lecturer Northern Ontario School of Medicine (Clinical Services)

Collaborative Simulation Educator (LU, HSN & NOSM)

Research

Research Projects

Anderson, R., Roach, M., & Lafreniere, N. The Impact in Situ Simulations in Crisis Resource Management on the Development of Collective-Efficacy in Interprofessional Teams in Northern Ontario Rural Hospitals.

Baxter, P., Pierazzo, J., Sibbald, M., Egan, R., Lee, C.T., Tyerman, J., Luctkar- Flude, M., Lalonde, M., Peachey, L., McParland, T., Graham, L., Lafreniere, N. Standardizing simulation based competency assessment in nursing education: A  feasibility study.  Submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences, Education Innovation Fund 2017, McMaster University.

Lafreniere, N. & Heale, R. Labour and Delivery Pain Management Choices. What Makes Women Decide?: A retrospective Study, in process as part of fulfillment of Masters in Nursing. Laurentian University, ON.


Presentations

Lafreniere, N. & Roach. M. Practicing for the Big Game: Implementing a Mobile Simulation Program for Rural Emergency Departments throughout Northern Ontario. Northern Constellations, Sudbury, ON, May 3-4, 2019.

 Lafreniere, N. & Roach. M. From small scale to large: Using in-situ simulation for systems based continuous quality improvement. Simulation Summit, Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 7-8, 2019.

Lafrenière, N., Anderson, R., Baldisera, T., & Roach, M. Collaborer pour l’avenir : une initiative en simulation interprofessional. Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Health Sciences North, à la Journée de la recherche en sciences de la santé, Canada, Ontario, Sudbury, Université Laurentienne, Campus School of Education, 20 janvier 2018.

Lafrenière, N., Anderson, R., & Baldisera, T.  Collaborating for the Future: an interprofessional initiative.  Laurentian University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Health Sciences North, SimOne, Toronto, ON. 2018.

 Lafreniere, N. & Bélanger, R. Co-presenters at CoNFESS Colloquium: Lost in Translation. Connecting Simulation Scholarship with Patient Outcomes. Sudbury, ON. 2017.

Awards

Trophée d’une des « 10 réussites » en recherche et innovation lors du Gala et de la Cérémonie de remise de prix de la Semaine de la recherche le 22 mars 2019 à l’équipe de l’équipe des professeurs (Anne Marise Lavoie, Sylvie Larocque, Lynn Aubuchon, Roger Pilon, Elena Hunt, Marie St-Onge, Kalum Muray, Jeannette

Lindenbach, Yvonne St-Denis, Lisa Giguère et Nicole Lafrenière) et d’une éducatrice (Shannon McGee), francophones, de l’École des sciences infirmières de l’Université Laurentienne.

Teaching

Pediatrics, Simulation, Interprofessional Education and Learning