The winner will be announced on Wednesday, May 17.

WATERBURY, Conn. (May 1, 2023)– Sentinel U®, an award-winning provider of web-based education simulations for nursing schools, hospital systems and healthcare professionals, is celebrating National Nurses Week by honoring one deserving nursing professional with free meal kit delivery for one year. Nominations will be accepted from Monday, May 1 through Friday, May 12 at midnight (EDT), and winners will be announced Wednesday, May 17.

Colleagues, family members and friends are invited to nominate outstanding nursing professionals who embody the heroism and compassion of today’s healthcare professionals. Nominees must be active, registered nurses in the U.S. All entries must include a short essay explaining why the nominee deserves to be recognized.

“Nurses are often the unsung heroes of the healthcare industry, working long hours to care for patients while sacrificing their own well-being,” said Sentinel U Vice President of Healthcare Innovation Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN. “By providing free meals for one year to a deserving nurse, we hope to make a positive impact on their life and show them how much we value their hard work and dedication.”

The meal kit delivery subscription will include three weekly meals kits for up to four people. The winner can choose from 17 delicious weekly recipes, which can be prepared in 30 minutes.

The winner will also receive a Sentinel U Leadership Simulation Bundle, which includes training in Interprofessional Teams, Nursing Quality Indicators® , and Patient Management and Delegation®.

This is the second year Sentinel U has provided meals to deserving nurses. Shelby Custer, RN, an ICU nurse at HonorHealth in Arizona, and Allison Nascimento, RN, a NICU nurse at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut, were selected from nearly 100 entries in 2022.

For more information or to nominate a deserving nursing professional, please visit