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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.

Abstract

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 (see panel below) to revalidate every three years, and provide evidence to show they are practising safely and effectively.

Healthcare professionals in today’s NHS face unprecedented pressures. A ‘normal’ day is both challenging and rewarding. Nurses must be dynamic and passionate, and focus on the four core areas of the NMC code of conduct: prioritise people, practise effectively, preserve safety, and promote professionalism and trust.

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This article was first published in print in Emergency Nurse: volume 23, issue 10, 2016.

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