Associate dean (undergraduate)
College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
Room 455 - 89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Dr. Nicole Harder’s current research creates, implements, and studies the use of simulation as a pedagogy to teach technical and non-technical skills to health care providers and students. While primarily a qualitative researcher, she also uses mixed-methods and quantitative methods to evaluate the outcomes of the simulation interventions.
Current research interests include:
Dr. Nicole Harder is an associate professor, College of Nursing, and the Mindermar professor in Human Simulation, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.
She has conducted several education sessions nationally and internationally educating faculty members on the pedagogy of simulation in the health professions.
Her simulation research work has been funded by local, provincial and national funding bodies.
She has authored over 40 papers and several book chapters on the use of simulation in nursing education, mainly in the area of non-technical skills development.
Dr. Harder is the editor-in-chief for the peer reviewed journal Clinical Simulation In Nursing. She is also a former board member for the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning and for the Réseau Simulation Canada Network.
She is also an educator for the Canadian Association for Schools of Nursing in the Simulation Nurse Educator certificate program.
PhD, University of Alberta (2012)
Master of Public Administration, University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg (2002)
Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba (1996)
Dr. Harder’s awards include, but are not limited to, the following:
2019 CASN Award for Excellence in Nursing Education (tenured) from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (2019)
Non-Research Article of the Year: Turner, S., & Harder, N. "Psychological safe environment: A concept analysis." Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 18, 47-55 (2018)
Winter Graduation Class Teaching Excellence Award (student-nominated award) (2018)
People’s Choice Award – Best Digital Poster from Wounds Canada: McSwiggan, J., Harder, N., Halas, G., Parking, J., Friesen, M., Zhong, W., Labine, L., & ffrench, C. Wound Dressing Selection (WounDS) App: A Clinical Decision-Making Tool for Family Medicine Residents. 2018 Spring Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba (2018)
First place in Nursing Information Technology category, American Journal of Nursing 2017 Book of the Year Awards, for "Simulation in Canada" edited by Foisy-Doll & K. Leighton. (2017)
Professional Nursing Award – Excellence in Nursing Education, Association for Registered Nurses of Manitoba (2017)