Hi I’m Hayley!
Firstly, the boring bit! I started life as a trainee at the end of 2009. Since then, I have qualified as a dental nurse with a Diploma, followed by an OHE course and then was made Head Nurse. I have had experience with many aspects of dentistry including Implant nursing, Orthodontics and cosmetics. I’ve also had managerial roles, provided the in-house training and been infection control lead.
Anyway. One thing I have always enjoyed is training the trainees and seeing them develop. However, I’ve always known that starting life as a trainee nurse is very daunting and could be for their nurse mentor too if they haven’t had experience in training. The awkward period before starting the training course is especially overwhelming for both, because there’s so much to learn but no guidance on where to start. Unfortunately, a reasonable number of trainees give up in the first three months because it wasn’t what they thought, and they felt thrown in at the deep end.
During the lockdown of March 2020, I used my time to develop the Happy trainee pack which has been more successful than I thought! I’ve had some lovely feedback and it’s been great!
Since then I’ve had a busy year in my personal life with the arrival of my baby girl Ivy in January 2021 and now I’m looking to use my knowledge and any free time I have to expand the resources I can offer.
The Happy Dental Nurse provides user friendly resources for dental nurses and the rest of the team, The Happy Trainee Pack will help guide you in practice while the Future Dental Nurse planner will keep you on track with your college and personal life.
These are excellent resources and really beneficial to all trainees and qualified nurses. They also act as a great guide for practices to see what is required in those first months of trainee life and the induction process. I would recommend a training provider anyone to purchase Hayley’s resources as they really will benefit you and keep you to those important deadlines for your course work too. And lets be honest who doesn’t love a good planner!!
Visit Hayleys website www.thehappydentalnurse.co.uk to see what is on offer and how to order.