WHAT INTERESTED YOU IN BECOMING A DENTAL NURSE?
I wanted to become a Dental Nurse because there are fantastic progression paths within the industry through further training.
I have always been fascinated by the mouth and teeth, and enjoy making others smile! Therefore, I knew dentistry was the career path for me.
HOW DID YOU FIND MANAGING YOUR TIME AT WORK AROUND STUDYING AT HOME?
I work Monday – Friday 9-6 which are quite common hours in the dental world. At first, I did struggle with the balance of studying, writing Practical Experience Record Sheets (PERS) as part of my Record of Experience (ROE) as well as ensuring my dental nursing was kept to a high standard.
However, Erica created a structured plan to help us stay on track. It made the work load more focused and ensured that every topic was covered. I therefore was able to concentrate at work and develop my skills without stressing about work and studying.
This then had a positive outlook on the course and my learning experience as I was more engaged and increased my productivity.