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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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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?

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To report, or not to report, that is the question

One of your coworkers makes a mistake that could have harmed a patient…do you report it? Nurse Sean says “YES,” every time, and here’s why.

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So you want to be a nurse practitioner?

If you’re thinking about becoming an NP, you’ll want to read this invaluable advice from a nurse who’s been there!

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8 frustrating things about being the new nurse

It’s always frustrating to be the new person on the job….and if you’ve been there before, you’ll be nodding your head along with this list!

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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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5 things I’ve noticed in my first month as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

What’s it REALLY like to start your first job after graduating from an NP program? Nurse Sean has the scoop.

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Five surefire ways to calm a patient

Patients can become emotionally charged, and it’s our job to extinguish the fire before it explodes. How? Start with these five tips!

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Graduate school: 5 things you need to know before you go

Considering taking that next step and furthering your education? Then you need to read this list!