Simulation Learning Team

Lacey Tiscornia, RN, MSN, ENC(C), SANE-A, SANE-P

After completing a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from Acadia University, Lacey graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008. She has spent the majority of her career working in the areas of emergency nursing, emergency nursing specialty education, and simulation education in British Columbia before joining the Learning Institute in 2021.

Lacey is CNA certified in Emergency Nursing and completed a Master of Science in Nursing (Education focus) from the University of British Columbia in 2017. The focus of her master’s work was on support and mentorship required for new clinical instructors.

Lacey is a certified BLS instructor trainer, ACLS instructor trainer, and PALS instructor with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. Lacey is also certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner in both adult/adolescent and pediatrics from the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

In her spare time, Lacey enjoys travelling, exploring the outdoors with her dog, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.

902-456-3296 | Lacey.Tiscornia@nshealth.ca


Alicia Gilchrist, BScN, RN, CCN(C)

Alicia completed a BScN from Dalhousie in 2010. Following graduation, she completed the critical care nursing program at the Learning Institute and worked in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU) at the Halifax Infirmary for 12 years. Alicia is certified in Cardiovascular Nursing. Her most recent role as critical care clinical lead for CCU and Cardiology IMCU ignited her passion for nursing education.

Alicia is excited to join the Simulation Learning Program at the Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers. She is continuing her education in simulation certification. You may see her working in the labs and classrooms supporting your onsite learning.

Alicia is married with two young children, a dog, and a cat. She loves spending time making memories with her family, gardening, travelling, camping, and beachcombing for sea glass.

902-456-5755 | Alicia.Gilchrist@nshealth.ca


Dylan Gallagher

Dylan has been with the Learning Institute since December 2019. He takes care of the lab spaces, supplies/equipment, simulators, and their technology.

902-717-0349 | Dylan.Gallagher@nshealth.ca


Aidan MacDonald, BSc

Aidan joined Nova Scotia Health shortly after graduating from Bishop’s University, where he completed a Bachelor of Science. As a Simulation Assistant, Aidan supports the needs of the different programs at the Learning Institute and attends to the simulation equipment, supplies, technology, and spaces.

In his spare time, Aidan enjoys camping, skiing, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends.

782-641-7039 | Aidan1.MacDonald@nshealth.ca

The Nova Scotia Health Learning Institute for Health Care Providers offers education programming designed to meet the needs of learners across the province and strengthen our health care system. We are committed to delivering high-quality, evidence-informed programming that enables providers to develop and maintain foundational and specialty competencies.