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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).

5 attainable New Year’s resolutions for nurses

5 attainable New Year’s resolutions for nurses

“Here are five simple resolutions that can change your life if you just give them the effort they deserve.”

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Nursing over the holidays

Scheduled to work on a big holiday this year? Read Nurse Sean’s reflections for a little boost.

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What being a male nurse is NOT

Public opinion is generally not in sync with reality when it comes to the world of nursing. Male nurse stereotypes? I’ve heard ‘em all.

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8 tips (from a nurse) on how not to get sick this winter

It’s that time of the year again…the sick season. How can you stay healthy all winter long? Read these tips!

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My Movember: Enlightening, educational and…?

Nurse Sean reflects on his Movember experience and whether he met his ultimate goal: to raise awareness.

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An important reminder of why I became a nurse

“Every so often, I get caught up in the moment. I can forget why I became a nurse.” Does this ever happen to you?

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What’s the ideal age to be a nursing student?

Can you be too old or too young to be a nursing student? Nurse Sean weighs in.

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Save the testes, not just the ta-tas

Welcome to Movember! Nurse Sean is ready to grow his ‘stache to help support men’s health…are you?!

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Is it hard for you to keep a positive attitude at work?

Maintaining a positive attitude on the job takes a lot of work…but it’s one of the best things you can do for your patients.

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10 things that’ll surely happen five minutes before the end of a shift

You do your best to get all your ducks in a row, but it never fails….the witching hour always seems to toy with you!

Oversharing 101

Oversharing 101

We are told to provide compassionate care to our patients, but don’t get ‘attached’ and WHATEVER you do, don’t make it personal.

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Health Q&A: Kickin’ the caffeine addiction

Who here consumes caffeine? Anyone? Anyone? (As I raise my hand) OK. Who here admits to being addicted to caffeine? (I’ll just guess that no one is fessing up)

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“Does negative feedback mean I’m a bad nurse?”

Feedback is how we troubleshoot what’s going well and what’s not on the job…but it can be tough to get constructive criticism all the same. Here’s why it’s so important.

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Why every nurse needs to ask ‘Why?’

As an RN, what’s your job? Nurse Sean thinks it’s to ask “Why?” all the time…do you agree?