Teresa C. Dent, RN, Registered Nurse with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Get to know Registered Nurse, Teresa C. Dent, who serves patients in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Teresa is a registered nurse who is affiliated with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, formerly known as the National Naval Medical Center, is a United States’ tri-service military medical center. It is one of the most prominent U.S. military medical centers in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and the United States, having served numerous U.S. presidents since the 20th century.

Teresa enlisted in the Navy out of high school. She professes that the structure of the military is what motivated her to enter the field of nursing. She got her CNA-LPN when she joined the Navy in 1993. She met another nurse, Andrea Petrovanie-Green, who was a Captain in the Navy and motivated Teresa to get her RN degree. Andrea told Teresa how talented and dedicated she was, and convinced her to become a registered nurse.

Teresa earned her Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree from Excelsior College in 2000. She then went on to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Washington Adventist University in 2004, followed by her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from the same University in 2013. 

Teresa is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, which is the world’s largest specialty nursing organization.

A registered nurse (RN) is a nurse who has graduated from a nursing program and met the requirements outlined by a country, state, province or similar licensing body to obtain a nursing license. RNs fulfill a variety of job duties. In addition to their primary role of treating and caring for patients, their responsibilities also include educating patients and the public about a variety of medical conditions, as well as providing emotional support and advice to the families of their patients. Other RN job functions include performing diagnostic tests and analyzing results, operating medical equipment, administering medications, recording patients’ symptoms and medical histories, as well as assisting with patient rehabilitation and follow-up. 

Learn More about Teresa C. Dent:

Through her online profile, https://todaysnurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4144177/info/

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