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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).

Nurses and social media: Keeping it professional

Nurses and social media: Keeping it professional

Be mindful, be informed and be proactive with what your online identity says about you. You’ll be thankful you did.

5 ways nurses can prevent workplace violence

5 ways nurses can prevent workplace violence

The best offense is a good defense, so arm yourself with knowledge and have a plan. Here are five tips to help you protect yourself from harm.

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A nurse’s confession about staffing and infection rates

Do higher patient loads equal higher patient infection rates?

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How clean is your uniform?

What if the uniform we are wearing is causing harm? Or could potentially cause harm in the form of infection?

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The indispensable nursing gear list

Once you’ve pocketed these “must haves,” you won’t know how you ever lived without them!

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Nurses, shovel your way to a healthier you

In all seriousness…what did we do before snow blowers and plowing service??

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5 pearls of wisdom nurses need to have

Here are five pieces of knowledge that every nurse should have.

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5 advantages of being a bald nurse

Honestly, it’s quite nice being bald. Here are five joys of having no hair.

5 ways to deal with nurse bullying

5 ways to deal with nurse bullying

Nurse bullying…it sounds counterintuitive, but it happens and it’s no secret (among nurses, at least).

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Can job-hopping hurt a nurse’s career?

Is job-hopping a bad thing for nurses? Sean Dent weighs in.

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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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10 fitness hacks for nurses to try

Try these 10 simple fitness tips from a fellow nurse that can help you improve your current level of health.

5 steps nurses can take to keep their New Year’s fitness resolutions

5 steps nurses can take to keep their New Year’s fitness resolutions

It’s that time of year. The new year is upon us, so it’s time to make those ever-“permanent” New Year’s resolutions.

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10 things for nurses to be thankful for this holiday season

The hospital doesn’t have holiday hours. Illness and injury don’t take a holiday. But we still can be thankful, even when working over the holidays. Here’s why.