Advances in Virtual Education for NPs and Mid-level Providers: Virtual Practice from Sentinel U

Presented by: Sabrina Cook DNP, RN - Director, Nursing Content Development at Sentinel U
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This presentation will include recommendations for advanced practice nurse (APN) education and a demonstration of the new Advanced Practice Series from Sentinel U.
  • Recorded: August 18th, 2022
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  • Method: Lecture with Slides
  • Duration: 1 Hour
  • Level: Intermediate

Presentation Abstract:

To date, APN education has relied heavily on clinical experiences to demonstrate competency in patient management. Rigid requirements have limited the use of simulation for clinical replacement. Of late we have seen a change in sentiment. Nursing bodies such as NONPF and AACN are now endorsing time variable, competency-based education in advance of clinical experiences. Well-designed simulations offer consistent measurable educational opportunities that may not be achieved in the clinical setting (Lioce et al., 2020). These simulated experiences should prepare the learner to competently work through a client encounter or episodic visit. Sentinel U ® is excited to launch its new Advanced Practice Series™. This portfolio of 55 clients covers content areas such as typical or complex primary care visits of adults and children, geriatric encounters, women’s health, psych-mental health, oncology, and cardiac. This new virtual series allows learners to engage in an authentic clinical encounter while honing their diagnostic acumen and clinical decision-making.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review trends in current APN education.
  2. Interpret recommendations from professional organizations such as NONPF & AACN for the use of simulation in APN education.
  3. Examine new technology to enhance clinical decision making available from Sentinel U.

Meet the Presenter:

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.

Meet the Presenter:

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.

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