Leading the Virtual Nursing Simulation Industry

Our experienced nursing faculty develops virtual nursing simulations and clinical experiences that reflect real-world situations faced by today’s nurses. Our gamified and animated approach to simulation development creates more engaging scenarios that will improve your learners’ clinical reasoning skills. Virtual simulations are cost-effective and convenient compared to traditional in-person clinicals and manikins. See how our virtual nursing simulations can enhance your curriculum or training programs today.

Sentinel City®

Teaches community and population health through an engaging and rewarding screen-based virtual experience. Students practice critical thinking, observation and care planning. LEARN MORE >

Virtual Clinical Solutions

Gain access to learning resources that map to specific subjects so that every learners’ time is dedicated to practicing skills, building confidence, and meeting objectives in your desired area. LEARN MORE >

Pricing

Sentinel U offers different learning options to meet the needs of your nurses and students. Pick the package that fits your institution, and tailor your virtual clinicals to meet your learners’ needs. LEARN MORE >

With Sentinel U®, Your Learners Can:

Engage in realistic patient encounters across healthcare settings.
Sharpen clinical reasoning, decision-making skills, and critical thinking competency.
Earn clinical hours.
Practice community health and population health in a risk-free environment.
Access virtual simulations on-demand anywhere and anytime.
Get real-time feedback with rationales.
Boost confidence and learning outcomes.

Research has shown that Sentinel U simulations are effective in supporting nurses in achieving required competencies. Our interactive learning experiences span areas such as pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, and community health applications.

Our products align with QSEN Quality and Safety Competencies, AACN BSN Essentials, NLN Core Competencies, and Quad Council Core Competencies.

Hear From Other Nurse Educators

Case Studies and Research

St. Francis University

Students and faculty report cases in Sentinel City work better than in-person placements. Learn more about the efficacy of our virtual nursing simulations in community health and public health.

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Dalhousie University

Increased confidence is consistently shown in virtual nursing simulations, compared to traditional community nursing placements. Discover how virtual scenarios boost community health learning outcomes.

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Minot State University

Virtual nursing simulations complement didactic learning, and offer instructors the opportunity to curate diverse learning experiences aligned with their learners' specific needs.

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Why Choose Sentinel U®?

We specialize in nursing education and virtual simulations

Sentinel U simulations are used by American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University students. Our software was born from student needs and our content continues to grow to address their needs, including constantly fresh patient interactions and updated clinical scenarios.

We make your job easier

We’re nursing educators too, so we know what it’s like to teach—and where the pain points lie. We build our content and our dashboards to make your experience as smooth as possible. Learners can rely on 24/7 support across all our virtual clinicals, meeting their needs on-demand.

We’re recognized as the best by other experts

Our population/community health simulations, Sentinel City® and Sentinel Town®, have been celebrated by nursing schools across the country as best-in-market.

Advantages of Incorporating Sentinel U® Into Your Curriculum

In-person ClinicalsSentinel  U
Skills DevelopmentWaiting for a turn and passively watching someone else.Practice anywhere, anytime in engaging real-world simulated environments.
CostHigh cost of lab space, equipment, consumables, staff, and maintenance.No space requirements, staff, manikins, or special equipment required.
ConvenienceIn-person lab time is limited, hard to schedule and limits practice time.Access anytime and anywhere. Provides deliberate practice. Assignments and grading rubrics provided. Large groups easily accommodated.
FeedbackInstructor feedback is primarily subjective. Instructors might have limited bandwidth to provide feedback for every student.Objective, real time remediation. Performance feedback for both students and faculty provided through comprehensive dashboards.
ConfidenceStudents lack confidence when performing a procedure for the first time in a clinical or lab setting.Students who practice with virtual nursing simulations beforehand have higher confidence when performing a new procedure in a clinical or lab setting.
Skills Development
In-person ClinicalsSentinel U
Waiting for a turn and passively watching someone else.Practice anywhere, anytime in engaging real-world simulated environments.
Cost
In-person ClinicalsSentinel U
High cost of lab space, equipment, consumables, staff, and maintenance.No space requirements, staff, manikins, or special equipment required.
Convenience
In-person ClinicalsSentinel U
In-person lab time is limited, hard to schedule and limits practice time.Access anytime and anywhere. Provides deliberate practice. Assignments and grading rubrics provided. Large groups easily accommodated.
Feedback
In-person ClinicalsSentinel U
Instructor feedback is primarily subjective. Instructors might have limited bandwidth to provide feedback for every student.Objective, real time remediation. Performance feedback for both students and faculty provided through comprehensive dashboards.
Confidence
In-person ClinicalsSentinel U
Students lack confidence when performing a procedure for the first time in a clinical or lab setting.Students who practice with virtual nursing simulations beforehand have higher confidence when performing a new procedure in a clinical or lab setting.