Dawn Elizabeth Bent, DNP, MSN, CRNA
Dr. Bent’s desire is to not only help each student achieve to their highest potential but to advocate for each as an individual.
Dr. Dawn Bent began her nursing career at Medical College Hospital in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit. She always knew that she wanted to work with children, and, soon after, secured an Intensive Care Unit position at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. It was there that she decided to forge ahead with her education, which led her to earn her MSN from Temple University with her certificate in Nurse Anesthesia from Pennsylvania Hospital’s Nurse Anesthesia Program. Three years after graduation, her mantra to “always say yes to opportunities” brought her to the University of Pennsylvania’s Nurse Anesthesia Program as program faculty and simulation support. Dr. Bent received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Duquesne University in 2011.
My desire is for each student to see that they can achieve so much more than what is in front of them. Their knowledge will take them far, but their drive, aspirations and willingness to be visionary will separate them from everyone else
- DNP, Duquesne University, 2011
- MSN, Temple University, 2004
- BSN, Temple University, 1994
Dr. Bent is the course director for a multitude of courses within the Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP-NA). She is the co-course director for many of the Advanced Principles Courses (NURS 604, NURS 606, NURS 609 and NURS 611), Basics of Nurse Anesthesia (NURS 629), and Basics of Anesthesia II (NURS 603).
Dr. Bent currently maintains her clinical practice at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.
Selected Career Highlights
- Clinical Preceptor Award at LaSalle University’s Nurse Anesthesia Program
- 2001 – St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Edith Lloyd Award