National Diploma In Dental Nursing
The National Diploma in Dental Nursing is delivered on a correspondence basis. All candidates will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available for support and guidance throughout the duration of the course. The course itself can take up to 18 months to complete.
Upon enrolment and start of the course, learning material will be provided to include a module of information to ensure knowledge is gained according to the NEBDN syllabus to prepare for examinations along with a calendar of dates you are expected to work towards.
The NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing is a General Dental Council (GDC) recognised dental nursing qualification which covers all outcomes described within the GDC Preparing to Practice document. The purpose of the qualification is to prepare Trainee Dental Nurses in the foundations of dental nursing so they can demonstrate the highest standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professional attributes.
The qualification comprises of a formative workplace assessment, the Record Of Competence (ROC), which enables the workplace team to become an integral part of the training of the Trainee Dental Nurse. For this to be completed a workplace mentor will be nominated as a witness as the ROC is being completed and provide feedback throughout. The ROC is made of online log sheets to prove competency in all treatments and procedures as well as supplementary outcomes to prove the required knowledge and understanding has been gained.
The examination consists of a written and practical component aimed at assessing knowledge and decision making to demonstrate Trainee Dental Nurses' understanding and competence. The examination also adheres to current educational best practice.