What Does Revalidation Mean for Nurses?
Posted on 8th March 2023
What Is Revalidation?
Revalidation is a process that requires nurses to demonstrate their commitment to continuing professional development (CPD). It involves completing a number of activities such as attending conferences, completing courses but could also mean participating in research projects, and more. The aim of revalidation is to ensure that nurses are able to provide safe, effective care by keeping up with the latest advances in healthcare.
How Does Revalidation Benefit Nurses?
Revalidation can benefit nurses in several ways. First and foremost, it helps ensure that they are providing safe and effective care by keeping up with the latest developments in healthcare. Additionally, it can help nurses stay current on new technologies and treatments so they can better serve their patients. Finally, revalidation can help nurses stay motivated by providing them with an opportunity to learn new skills and gain recognition for their efforts.
What Are the Requirements for Revalidation?
The requirements for revalidation in the UK are:
1. To complete 450 hours of work
2. To provide 5 pieces of feedback
3. To write 5 reflective accounts on your practice
4. Undertake 35 hours of CPD accredited training, 20 hours of which need to be participatory
5. To have a discussion with a ‘confirmer’
These help prove to the NMC that you have completed the minimum standard to keep your practice safe.
For more information, please check out our blogs on ‘How to Revalidate’ and ‘Who Can be a NMC Confirmer’
Revalidation is an important part of nursing that helps ensure that practitioners are able to provide safe and effective care by keeping up with the latest advances in healthcare. It can also benefit nurses by helping them stay current on new technologies and treatments as well as stay motivated through learning new skills and gaining recognition for their efforts. Ultimately, revalidation helps ensure that all nurses are able to provide quality care for their patients.
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