Dawn Elizabeth Bent, DNP, MSN, CRNA

Program Administrator, DNP-Nurse Anesthesia

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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

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). 

Clinical Practice

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