Walk the Walk: Virtual Patients for
Community Public Health Nursing with 
Sentinel City's ALIGN Resource

Presented by: Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN & Sabrina Cook, DNP, RN
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This presentation will introduce Sentinel City from Sentinel U and the latest resource; ALIGN. A turnkey solution that can be used to enhance community public health nursing education through virtual patients.
  • Recorded: Oct. 20th, 2022
  • Access: 60 Days, Anytime Anywhere
  • Certificate: Completion But No CE*
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Beginner

Presentation Abstract:

In the not-too-distant future textbooks will become obsolete. Among other things they are one-dimensional with no interactivity and not conducive to group work. Not to mention how quickly they can become outdated. Then why are we having our students purchase costly textbooks? The Sentinel U ALIGN Community Health Content is a course development resource that allows you to forgo the textbook in place of engaging activities in our flagship Sentinel City and Sentinel Town. The resources include topic introductions, pre-and post-assessments, and summary recaps. The topics align with content areas and professional standards in most Community Health Nurse courses. Sentinel City and Sentinel Town are already used in hundreds of classrooms. Recent research supports the use of this type of experiential learning to achieve student learning outcomes. This approach is contemporary, and evidence-based, which supports learner engagement. This resource package comes at a time when nursing education is undergoing a dynamic change in response to the next generation of learners, global health trends, and technology. The content is outlined with the Sentinel U clinical learning resource teams recommendation for activities that meet the expected competencies.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review Sentinel City as a comprehensive simulation for community and population health nursing.
  2. Discuss ALIGN as a course resource and review its features.
  3. Demonstration of use case for Virtual Patient training in the domain of community public health.

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Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN

VP, Clinical Learning Resources at Sentinel U
Dr. Gonzalez is the VP of Clinical Learning Resources at Sentinel U. She is an internationally recognized simulation expert. She is one of 100 advanced certified healthcare simulation educators (CHSE-A) globally. In the fall of 2020, she was recognized by the prestigious American Academy of Nurses as a Fellow (FAAN). She is also a fellow of the Academy of Nurse Educators (ANEF). She is the current President of INACSL. Her nursing career focuses on advancing the science of nursing education through the use of simulation and its impact on learner outcomes. Dr.Gonzalez has a very specific body of work that has resulted in over 20 data-based manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, and one clinical skills textbook. She is one of several scientists to have two patents. She is a seasoned nurse educator with experience teaching across the curriculum including live, hybrid, online, and synchronous delivery methods
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Disclosures: Dr. Gonzalez is employed by Sentinel U and is the current President of INACSL

Sabrina Cook, DNP, RN

Director, Nursing Content Development at Sentinel U
As a little girl, Sabrina Cook loved caring for others. It was only natural that she entered the nursing profession. Dr. Cook thrived on the energy in the Emergency Department, where she was always faced with something new and had to rely on her knowledge and training to save lives. As her career progressed, Dr. Cook transitioned into nursing education. She excelled at finding new ways to help students understand concepts and make connections.
Dr. Cook initially discovered simulation by accident. She was teaching a clinical nursing course at a school that utilized simulation in its curriculum and volunteered to help with sim set-up, having no idea what that meant. After spending just one day with the school’s simulation coordinator and operator, she was instantly hooked on its power as an educational tool.
As director of nursing content at Sentinel U®, Dr. Cook creates and refines simulation content, ensuring all educational products are consistent, evidence-based, and up to date with academic and practice standards. Dr. Cook strives to make learning fun by creating impactful lessons that help learners foster a better understanding of nursing practices.
Dr. Cook is committed to advancing the use of simulation in nursing education both through her work at Sentinel U® as well as a board member for the South Carolina Nursing Education Simulation Alliance. She is equally dedicated to continuing education, having earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Educational Leadership from American Sentinel University in 2018. She also holds a Master of Nursing, Specialization in Healthcare Education from the University of Phoenix, as well as both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an Associate of Science in Technical Nursing from the University of South Carolina Aiken.
Dr. Cook is a member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Golden Key International Honour Society. She also served as a National League for Nursing ambassador.
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Disclosures: Sabrina Cook is employed by Sentinel U.

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