WATERBURY, CT (January 28, 2021) – Following the success of its inaugural Simulation Star Award, Sentinel U®, a provider of web-based simulation education technology solutions for nursing schools, hospital systems and healthcare professionals, has announced that nominations are open for its 2022 Simulation Star of the Year Award program.

Nursing students and educators across the country are invited to submit a deserving classroom nursing instructor or hospital-based clinical educator. All entries must include a short essay explaining why the nominee is deserving of this award.

“There are many passionate and dedicated nursing educators working to improve our profession who  deserve to be recognized,” said Dr. Laura Gonzalez, vice president of clinical learning resources at Sentinel U. “This program enables us to  show our appreciation for their meaningful work.”

One finalist will be selected each quarter of 2022. Sentinel U will invite the nursing community to vote for their favorite finalist during Healthcare Simulation Week in September 2022. The winner will receive the 2022 Simulation Star Award and will have an avatar created in their likeness in the Sentinel U simulation universe.

The inaugural Simulation Star was presented to Ranger College Simulation Coordinator and Instructor Ashleigh Medina, MSN, RN, AACNP In 2021.  Medina was selected for her exceptional work creating a “simulation culture” and ensuring nursing students understand the expectations and opportunities in simulation. Her avatar will be included within Sentinel Town® this summer.

Applications must be received by Friday, Feb. 4. The finalist will be announced on Wednesday, Feb. 9. For more information or to nominate a deserving nursing education professional, please visit


Sentinel U, formerly Healthcare Learning Innovations, strives to meet the evolving needs of healthcare education and training by providing simulation-based technologies and digital learning tools. Sentinel U, a division of American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University, with 20 years of online education experience, offers virtual simulations and clinicals for nursing degree programs, hospital systems and healthcare facilities around the world. To learn more about Sentinel U, explore our solutions and find a product that is right for you.


Lesli Franco
O’Connell & Goldberg, Inc.
(954) 964-9098