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The revalidation process will eventually become part of who we are as nurses, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston.

The revalidation process will eventually become part of who we are as nurses, says RCN Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston.

We are only a few weeks away from the first nurses completing their applications for revalidation, the new process that all UK nurses and midwives must now go through to maintain their registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Nurses and midwives must meet the required minimum standards to revalidate every three years, and provide evidence to show they are practising safely and effectively.

Revalidation requirements

  • Nurses will need to complete or demonstrate:
  • 450 practice hours, or 900 if renewing as both a nurse and midwife.
  • 35 hours of continuing professional development, including 20 hours of participatory learning.
  • Five pieces of practice-related feedback.
  • Five written reflective accounts.
  • Reflective discussion.
  • Health and character declaration.
  • Professional indemnity
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