Sentinel U® Opens Request for Research Proposals Using its Virtual Simulation Education Technology

Grants will Support Innovative Nursing Research


WATERBURY, CT (July 19, 2021) –  Sentinel U®, a provider of web-based simulation education technology solutions for nursing schools, hospital systems and healthcare professionals, today announced the launch of its Sentinel U® Nursing Simulation Research Grant (SUNSRG) program. SUNSRG will allow scholars to conduct valuable research in nursing education using the organization’s cutting-edge virtual simulation products.

Proposals will be accepted through September 30, 2021, and grant recipients will be notified by October 20, 2021. Selected proposals will receive in-kind Sentinel U products and robust support resources for the duration of the project.

“We are honored to announce the launch of this grant program,” said Dr. Laura Gonzalez, vice president of clinical learning resources at Sentinel U. “We look forward to seeing the innovative ways the industry’s bright and talented researchers plan to use our virtual simulation technology to further advance the nursing field.”

SUNSRG is open to researchers affiliated with ADN and BSN academic programs in the United States and Canada. Submitted proposals must include a background essay, hypothesis, theoretical framework, methodology, and timeline, plus up to five current references and a letter of support from institution administration.

Sentinel U will host an informational webinar on July 27 at 11 a.m. EDT, when prospective applicants can ask questions and learn more about this exciting research grant. Prospective researchers must register to attend.

Proposals will be reviewed by an independent committee of esteemed professionals, including the University of Michigan’s Michelle Aebersold, Ph.D., RN, CHSE, FAAN; the University of Central Florida’s Mindi Anderson, Ph.D., APRN, CNP-PC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN; the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Salam Daher, Ph.D.; and the American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University’s Kristine Skalsky, Ed.D., MSN, RN. Upon completion of the study, research moderators must submit a final study demonstrating findings and outcomes.

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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.
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