Virtual Simulation at the Heart of Nursing Education

Discover Our Nursing Education and Clinical Experience

As virtual clinicals and simulations are currently being rapidly adopted throughout healthcare education programs, Sentinel U®, a division of American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University, has been building digital learning resources and virtual simulations since 2015. In fact, our virtual clinicals are used by more than 200 schools and healthcare organizations across the United States and Canada. We have delivered over 130,000 learner experiences and counting.

Our goal is to advance nursing academic education and healthcare professional training by providing virtual clinicals and simulations that are engaging, effective and economical.

If you are challenged with finding clinical hours for your students or need engaging online learning activities to enhance your academic curriculum or training program, try our affordable and effective virtual clinicals.

Learn Anytime, Anywhere – Join our 200+ clients resulting in more than 150,000 learner experiences annually.

Leadership and Expertise

Laura Gonzalez PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE- A, ANEF, FAAN

Vice President, Healthcare Innovations

As a lifelong learner, Dr. Laura Gonzalez is uniquely suited for her role as vice president of Clinical Learning Resources. In this position she focuses on product innovation and forecasting future trends, ensuring that Sentinel U® remains at the forefront of simulation education technology.

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Christine Hansen

Vice President, Finance and Operations

Christine Hansen appreciates the value of education. Not only does she hold a Master of Science in Accounting, but she has dedicated her professional career to higher education financial and operational management. The former controller at American Sentinel University was tapped to take on the vice president of finance and operations role when the institution launched Sentinel U®.

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Melissa Penner DNP, RN, CNE

Director, Empowered Classroom

When Melissa Penner was a student nurse, she learned venipuncture by practicing on an orange and ran codes on a plastic torso. Even then, she knew there had to be a better way to learn. When she was first introduced to virtual simulation in education, she was quick to recognize its immense learning potential.

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Sabrina Cook DNP, RN

Director, Nursing Content Development

As a little girl, Sabrina Cook loved caring for others. It was only natural that she entered the nursing profession. Dr. Cook thrived on the energy in the Emergency Department, where she was always faced with something new and had to rely on her knowledge and training to save lives. As her career progressed, Dr. Cook transitioned into nursing education. She excelled at finding new ways to help students understand concepts and make connections.

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Trevor Rasmusson

Executive Director, Learning Innovation

It’s not surprising that Trevor Rasmusson’s circuitous career path led him to Sentinel U®. He entered the healthcare field as a teenager, working in various hospital departments throughout high school and college. From there, he transitioned into higher education as an online instructor. All the while, he was pursuing a personal interest in gaming.

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Daniel Dalton

Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Daniel Dalton is driven by passion and purpose. Knowing that the products Sentinel U® takes to market can simultaneously impact the trajectory of someone’s career for the better while contributing to stronger institutional and patient outcomes motivates him to further establish the company as an industry leader in web-based simulation education technology and healthcare learning innovations.

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Americans With Disabilities and Social Justice


American Sentinel is committed to making Sentinel U products and services an equal experience for all people, including those with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1 Level A/AA (WCAG 2.1 A/AA).

We continually monitor our site and applications to ensure accessibility to all. The Bureau of Internet Accessibility, an accessibility consulting company, conducted a full accessibility audit using Subject Matter Experts that provided specific recommendations to ensure conformance..

It is important to note that accessibility efforts are ongoing to implement relevant improvements and guidelines over time.

Social Justice

We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We will constantly strive for the continued improvement in social justice, health, well-being and education of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, social economic class, religion, or profession.

We believe that social justice is best achieved through a continuous process of review; and, the adoption of programs and practices that eliminate bias or oppression, either intentionally or unintentionally.

We believe in transparently reporting on our social justice actions to all stakeholders.

We will advocate for social justice, improved health and education for all.

Please contact us directly at 1-800-749-2427 or for specific questions.

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