Sentinel City® Canada

Practice Community and Population Health in a Virtual Canadian Environment

Practice Community and Population Health in a Virtual Canadian Environment

Simulation-Based Learning for Canadian Nursing Schools

Sentinel City® Canada, is an online learning platform that teaches community and population health through an engaging and rewarding screen-based virtual experience based in a virtual Canadian setting. Students practice critical thinking, observation, and professional caring of a client population in a risk-free environment. Originally developed to teach nursing students how to conduct windshield surveys, Sentinel City® Canada now includes 22 assignments and our Family Support and Home Assessment® virtual clinical scenario.

Many clients map this simulation to their Community or Population Health Nursing courses, and while the hours and activities within the model are almost limitless, most clients use Sentinel City® Canada to earn about 30 hours for each of their learners.

Faculty members enjoy the variety that comes with the Clinical Activity Catalog; this virtual city can cover anything from community assessments and infection prevention and control issues to natural disasters and population-focused interventions.

Sentinel City® Canada can be used for a variety of assignments throughout a term, course, or entire program.

Available for Fall Term

Features include:

  • 13 diverse Canadian citizens (including Indigenous, Black Canadian, 2SLGBTQ+)

  • 18 Canadian locations with 100+ sets of unique Canadian data and demographics

  • “Camera” and notes wizard for recording observations; name and date-stamp verify student integrity

  • Family Support and Home Assessment with Health Plan

  • Clinical Activities Catalog includes 22 easily implemented clinical activities with assessment methods

  • Admin Portal with access to activity reports

  • Detailed faculty guide complete with Quick Start Guide, Troubleshooting, Teaching Suggestions, FAQs, and more

  • Sample pre-brief and debriefing questions with each clinical activity

Sentinel City® can be used for a variety of assignments throughout a term, course or entire program.

Clinical activities available for Sentinel City® Canada:

  • Family Assessment and Family Health Plan

  • Home Safety Assessment and Health Plan

  • Community Assessment- Windshield

  • Social Determninants of Health for Indigenous Peoples

  • Anti-racist Nursing Practice

  • Economic and Health Inequities

  • Matching Health and Social Services with Client Needs

  • Building Healthy Public Policy

  • Immunization Planning Meeting

  • Global Health Pandemic

  • Many More

  • Community and Health Subsystem Assignments

    • Physical environment (climate change, air pollution, green space, abandoned buildings)
    • Safety & Transportation (improvements, emergency management, regional transportation, crime
    • prevention, current transportation)
    • Health care (public health, primary care, public hospitals, Indigenous community health centre)
    • Education (early childhood education, adult education, reduce inequities, safe spaces)
    • Recreation (bike lanes & cycling infrastructure, facilities, activities and classes, homeless)
    • Politics (budget cut & taxes, biggest challenge, goals, issues)
    • Communication (collaboration, new & proposed policies, complaint, citizen help)
    • Economics (homelessness & food insecurity, local job market, local small business, low-income housing)

Multi-Site Study Finds Sentinel City® Produces Positive Learning Outcomes for Nursing Students

Researchers conducted a multi-site study that revealed participants demonstrated high confidence in many areas, including communication, collaboration, and leadership; legal, ethical, and professional accountability; and critical thinking.


Meet a Sample of the Citizens:

Interested? Request a demo of Sentinel City® Canada.