Practice Community and Population Health in a Risk-Free Learning Environment
Sentinel City® v.5 Community and Population Health Virtual Simulation
Simulation-Based Learning for Nursing Students
Sentinel City® is the award-winning immersive virtual simulation program for community and population health that offers nursing students engaging and authentic learning experiences. This cutting-edge technology is designed to help nursing students develop advanced observation techniques, cultivate critical thinking skills, and confidently make community health assessments in a risk-free learning environment.
New & Enhanced Sentinel City® v.5
- Audio/Visual Upgrades
- Interface and Performance Improvements
- New Key Informants
- New Citizens and Locations
- Upgraded Family Support and Home Assessment
- Assignment Catalog Enhancements
- New Features
- Auditory Bus Tour
- New Suburban Neighborhood
Augment and Enhance Your Curriculum Throughout a Term, Course, and Entire Program
Sample of Assignment Topics
All clinical hours and assignments align with the Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education, QSEN Quality and Safety Competencies, NLN Core Competencies, and Quad Council Core Competencies.
ALIGN℠ – Community Health Course Digital Teaching Resources
Alleviate the stress and time involved with course and content development and get a ready-made and easily adoptable digital community health course as an add-on to Sentinel City®. This course provides nurse educators with 16 weeks of content that perfectly align with community health course curriculum standards, eliminating the need for textbooks.
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.
Utilize the new Sentinel City® v.5 datasets to meet Public Health core competencies such as biostats, epidemiology, demography, workplace health, infectious diseases, community assessment, and program planning and evaluation. Using these datasets – all from authentic sources, the public health nurse can make assessments in the areas of community health status, social determinants of health, social justice, and disease prevention.
30 Clinical Hours & 30+ Assignments
2022 Gold Stevie Winner
From the minds of nurse leaders and educators, Sentinel City® v.5 uses proven, results-based best practices to challenge nursing students, drive critical thinking in a simulated public health scenario, and prepare them for success as they embark on their nursing careers.
Learners interview diverse citizens and key informants, engage in family support and home assessment, and explore different businesses, neighborhoods, and services on a new narrated bus tour. While the hours and activities within this immersive platform are almost limitless, many use Sentinel City® to earn up to 30 hours for each of their learners.
Enjoy the variety that comes with the Assignment Catalog; this virtual city can cover everything from community assessments and infection prevention and control issues to natural disasters and population-focused interventions. Plus, nurse educators have access to a portal featuring comprehensive resources such as an upgraded faculty guide, a new searchable assignment catalog, and grading rubrics to augment and enhance their curriculum.
23 Diverse Citizens + 4 Key Informants
100+ Sets of Unique and Authentic Data and Demographics
Virtual Urban and Suburban Locations and Neighborhoods
“Camera” and Notes Wizard for Recording Observations
Fully Integrated Family Support and Home Assessment with Care Plan
Searchable Assignment Catalog, Including 30+ Assignments with Grading Rubrics
Admin Portal with Access to Activity Reports
Detailed Faculty Guide with Operating Instructions and Teaching Suggestions
Meet a Sample of the Citizens & Key Informants
Gary Johnson is a 19-year-old living on the streets of Sentinel City® for the past month after his relationship ended.
Dwayne Thomas is a 35-year-old veteran suffering from PTSD and substance abuse.
Iracelys Mendez is a 28-year-old single mother managing the stress of working as a first responder.
Duong Pham is an 8-year-old member of the Pham family who help to manage his diabetes, asthma, and ADHD.
The Mayor oversees all aspects of the city including legislation, community involvement, business administration, and environmental protection.
The Director of Public Health oversees all activities, programs, and organizations related to the health and safety of the local population.
Hear From Other Nurse Educators
Sentinel City® 5.0 is a well-designed state-of-the-art simulation tool that bring real-time neighborhoods to the user. Riding the bus through the various neighborhoods was interesting and each neighborhood was meticulously assessed for evidence of diversity, equity, and inclusivity. I am happy to report that all neighborhoods in the simulation were diverse and adequately represented inclusivity. There were no Reportable Observations. I believe it will be Sentinel U® that raises the bar for how African Americans and other people from historically excluded populations are depicted in the United States through their robust simulation products.
Vivienne McDaniel, DNP, RN
I look at Sentinel U®’s simulations as a complement to the didactic classroom piece. We’re using some of these virtual clinical scenarios to enhance the overall learning by standardizing our clinical activities. That way students build both their clinical and critical thinking.
Dr. Connie Zak, Dean
Resurrection University College of Nursing
We get students set up, run through the first scenario in class, and they take it from there. After that, there’s not a lot of management on my end.
Valerie Wright, DNP, RN, CNE
Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing
The ability for the clinical faculty to customize assignments, the number of patients represented, and the fact that there is a virtual community setting convinced us to take the next step and get a demo.
Stevi Gire, MS, RN, CHSE
University of Utah College of Nursing
The simulation prompts them to support their choices with evidence-based practice research, to bring their own perspective to the situations and use critical thinking skills to make decisions in developing the patient’s plan of care.
Cynthia Carter, MSN
Georgia Highlands College
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