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Sean Dent

About Sean Dent

Sean Dent is a second-degree nurse who has worked in telemetry, orthopedics, surgical services, oncology and at times as a travel nurse. He is a CCRN certified critical care nurse where he's worked in cardiac, surgical as well as trauma intensive care nursing. After five years practicing as an RN, Sean pursued and attained his Masters of Science in Nursing. Sean currently practices as a Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP-BC) in a Shock Trauma urban teaching hospital. He has been in healthcare for almost 20 years. He originally received a bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sport Science where he worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).

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5 must-read tips for new nursing students

You have roughly a month before that infamous first day of school, so I thought I’d share a couple of must-have tips that I think will help you in those first few weeks of your new adventure.

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10 more things only a nurse would say

There’s a certain language only nurses speak…and here are 10 terms and phrases that keep popping up in it!

Are you ready to press the nursing student “pause” button?

Are you ready to press the nursing student “pause” button?

“When you enter nursing school, you are essentially putting your life on hold. You press the ‘pause’ button.”

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5 ways nursing students can stay productive over summer break

It’s officially summer…and for nursing students, summer vacation. How do you stay on the ball while you’re out of school? Try these tips.

Our defining uniforms – yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Our defining uniforms – yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Over the years (thankfully) the ‘style’ of our uniform has definitely evolved. How will “fit” and “function” affect the uniform of tomorrow?

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5 times every nurse needs good bargaining skills

How are your bargaining skills? These are five of the times you might need strong ones as a nurse.

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6 reasons I chose NOT to follow the typical critical care nurse’s career path

“I tell you my story so that you don’t fall victim to the pressures of what is the “norm” or natural progression of a nurse’s career. Choose your own path, because in the end, you’re the one who has to walk it.”

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5 ways every nurse should celebrate Nurses Week

Nurses Week is a great time for us to do something for ourselves, for each other and for our profession!

18 inspirational quotes for burned-out nurses

18 inspirational quotes for burned-out nurses

Anyone feeling a little burned out on the job? Click in to get some fresh inspiration and motivation!

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How do you celebrate Nurses Week?

What are you doing for National Nurses Week? Any special plans, activities or traditions?

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20 tips for nurse noobs

Nurse Sean shares tips to help you through your “inexperienced” phase!

Hi. I’m the nurse. We’ve never met.

Hi. I’m the nurse. We’ve never met.

Let me introduce myself and a bit about me. For example, did you know that I’m not the MD’s handmaiden? That I possess specialty certifications that require thousands of hours just to qualify for consideration?

The top 10 nurse myths that need to go away!

The top 10 nurse myths that need to go away!

This particular top 10 list is one I like to call, the “Here’s what we are not and what we DON’T DO” list.

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7 ways Hollywood goofs up medicine

‘As seen on TV’ does not apply to the real world that we nurses live in.