You will enter Sentinel City® via the link to begin your virtual experience by taking a bus tour of Sentinel City®. Since this is your first tour, please select the slowest speed and stay on the bus the entire time at least once before getting off the bus.
As you take the tour, write down your observations, specifically those that align with the demographics and/or subsystems listed in the left-hand column of the rubric.
Describe the characteristics of the people you see in Sentinel City®.
What are the race/ethnicity distribution, age ranges, and gender mix?
Are there signs of poverty or wealth? What are they?
Who do you see on the streets?
Parent with child, teens, couples, disabled persons?
Are there homeless persons, beggars, etc.?
Is there anyone in the city you would not expect to see?
Are there dogs on or off the leash? Are there other animals?
Are there churches and what are their denominations?
Compile your observations addressing each item listed in the first column of the rubric. You are encouraged to add other relevant characteristics you observe that may not be listed in the first column.
Select a target population of interest and discuss relevant demographic data and health status indicators for this population group. Identify major health concerns for this target population. Include discussion of major health concerns in relation to a global health issue.
Reading and Resources
DeMarco & Healey-Walsh (2020) Read Chapters 1,2,11
Read all Sentinel City information available at the top of the course homepage.
Visit QSEN: Quality and Safety Education for Nurses
Read the Report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
Watch the Legacy of Lillian Wald-VNSNY 125th Anniversary.
View this 9 minute video entitled Community Assessment Windshield Survey, to help you see what types of things to look for when you conduct a windshield survey in the Sentinel City simulation