Virtual Nursing Simulations

Digital Clinical Experience for Nursing Students

Immersive Virtual Simulations that Facilitate Learning Anytime and Anywhere

Sentinel U started with two simulations: Sentinel City® and Sentinel Town®. These flagship products have been incorporated into countless Public Health Nursing or Community Health courses and have given learners keys to the city (or town) so they can explore, engage, and execute on objectives in a risk-free environment.  As one client said, “These resources really represent what we talk about in class, even better than the placements we have been able to provide.”

Virtual clinicals may be the wave of the future, but these innovative, fully immersive simulations have been around for years. Our experience is your gain. These virtual communities come with more than 50 complete assignments and grading rubrics, diverse characters and elements of disaster preparedness and infection prevention control.

Sentinel City and Sentinel Town include a Faculty Resource Portal that includes a faculty guide, assignment catalog and a dashboard guide, while the Student Resource Portal includes a quick start guide, video, and diagnosis and assessment forms.

Sentinel City®

  • Assignment Catalog with 30 assignments 
  • 4 unique neighborhoods  
  • 15 locations with Data Sets 
  • 16 Interactive Citizens – 12 adults and 4 children 
  • 2 Key Informant case studies 
  • City population of 663,000 citizens 
  • Family Support and Home Assessment program activities 

Sentinel Town®

  • Assignment Catalog with 23 assignments 
  • 10 unique locations with data sets
  • 5 Interactive Citizens 
  • 7 Key Informant case studies 
  • Town population of 609 citizens 
  • Addresses the unique health challenges faced in rural communities 

“We loved Sentinel City the minute we saw it. 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.”

Stevi Gire, Clinical Instructor at the University of Utah College of Nursing