Revalidation is a rewarding experience
Prison nurse Julia Hagger discusses her role in piloting revalidation and dispels some myths about being a confirmer.Abstract
I feel very privileged to have been among more than 2,000 nurses and midwives who took part in the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation pilot. Now I have had first-hand experience of it, I can safely say I am definitely pro-revalidation.
I tested revalidation and acted as a confirmer for another nurse, and i can clearly see the potential benefits the process will bring for individual professionals and for the health sector as a whole. figure
Before the pilot started, my awareness of revalidation wasn’t especially strong, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I’d seen the odd snippet of information in newsletters, but had no real idea of what would be asked of me.
Once I started, however, my awareness grew quickly. This was...
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