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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).

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.

May I have your attention, please? The hospital will be closing shortly.

May I have your attention, please? The hospital will be closing shortly.

The hospital never closes. It operates in some capacity 365 days a year, 24 hours a day (and yes 366 days a year on leap year).

3 best mid-morning snacks for nurses

3 best mid-morning snacks for nurses

There are a couple things that come into play when planning your morning nutrition.

5 things I’d change about nursing schools

5 things I’d change about nursing schools

With the constant evolution of healthcare, the nursing profession has some catching up to do! Nurse Sean has a list of five things he’d like to see in nursing schools to facilitate that change.

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7 reasons you won’t get that raise (and what to do about it!)

While most of us didn’t enter this awesome profession for the money, not many would refuse more of it in their paycheck. Here’s why you may be getting passed over.

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7 habits of highly successful nurses

How many of these seven habits do you practice?

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.