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Healthcare Learning Innovations won the 2017 WCET WOW Award

From a Vision to Reality: The Story of Sentinel City®

As a winner of the 2017 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award, Healthcare Learning Innovations was provided the option to submit an article about our product. We jumped at the opportunity to tell our story. To share how Healthcare Learning Innovations came to be, and more importantly, what sparked the idea for Sentinel City®. How did […]

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Award-winning Sentinel City Population Health Nursing Simulation

Sentinel City® Population Health Nursing Simulation Awarded for Innovation and Best-in-Class

The immersive population health nursing simulation by Healthcare Learning Innovations, Sentinel City®, recently won an APEX Grand Award, a WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award and was a finalist for two SIIA CODiE Awards. “We are most proud of the nursing schools, educators and nursing students benefitting from using Sentinel City® in their courses. Additionally, receiving […]

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New Community and Public Health Simulation for Nurse Educators

Healthcare Learning Innovations announces the launch of highly immersive and engaging Sentinel City® 3.0 Population Health Simulation, which is now commercially available. The educational simulation is designed by nurse educators for use in community, public health or other nursing courses. The simulation provides valuable practice experience and simulated clinical hours for students, helping to ease the faculty […]

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Sentinel City Mayor

Enhanced Urban Simulation for Public and Community Health Courses

Healthcare Learning Innovations will be increasing interactivity in their new educational simulation, Sentinel City® 3.0. Earlier this year they announced the planned development of a simulated world for community and public health nursing courses, aptly titled Sentinel World™. The first phase of the three-phase project is the urban expansion, Sentinel City® 3.0, which will be released […]

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City Hall Building in Sentinel City

Major Expansion to Community Health Simulation for Nurse Educators

Healthcare Learning Innovations announces the planned development of a simulated world for community and public health nursing courses that includes a new rural setting.  Sentinel World™ is a large expansion project building upon Sentinel City® Community Health Simulation, the company’s existing educational simulation that has been in-market 3 years. A client student comments on the […]

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Depiction of Nursing Education, stethoscope and course book

The History of Nursing Education in the U.S.

The practice of nursing has overcome many challenges on its path to becoming a respected profession. A field dominated by women, nurses often found themselves bound by traditional gender roles and seen as inexpensive healthcare workers. Over the years, a profound change in society, technological advances and the healthcare environment has transformed the field of […]

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Virtual Intelligent Agent Development Gears between two heads

Behind the Scenes: Virtual Intelligent Agent for American Sentinel

WCET recently published an article explaining the story of how Healthcare Learning Innovations (then functioning as American Sentinel University) conceptualized and developed their first Virtual Intelligent Agent. From the business needs that transpired the idea, to the introduction and implementation of the final product. Read an excerpt from the story, below. In the spring semester of […]

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Nursing Faculty Objection to Teaching With Virtual Simulation

Responses to Objections on Teaching With Virtual Simulation

Simulation as a teaching methodology prepares nurses and other medical professionals for practice in today’s complex healthcare environment. By creating a rich setting that poses no risk to patients, virtual simulation helps nursing students integrate theory with practice while making real-time clinical decisions in a safe environment. While there are many benefits, teaching with virtual […]

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simulation vs. reality comparison

Top 5 Reasons Simulation Is Better Than Reality In Healthcare Education

With a proven history of efficiency and efficacy towards learners, educational simulation has become an integral component of preparing healthcare professionals to work with patients. Designed for students and faculty, simulation provides a safe, secure and consistent experience with each interaction. Keep reading to see why educational simulation is better than reality for achieving healthcare […]

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Healthcare Educational Simulation Takes Flight

Simulation first became popular during the 1930s when flight simulators taught new pilots how to fly by responding to pilot controls and providing accurate instrument readings. During World War II, almost every battling nation used flight simulators to train combatant pilots. Beyond flight and military applications, other complex and high-risk industries, like nuclear power production […]

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