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Mandy Day-Calder outlines the importance of having a clear and accurate portfolio that demonstrates your learning activities ahead of revalidation

Mandy Day-Calder outlines the importance of having a clear and accurate portfolio that demonstrates your learning activities ahead of revalidation.

Abstract

Nurses have been used to maintaining their continual professional development since PREP was introduced in 1995. But many feel apprehensive about the forthcoming CPD aspects of revalidation.

Under the new system, which comes into effect in April 2016, you will need to provide evidence that you have undertaken a minimum of 35 hours’ relevant CPD activity since you last renewed your registration, or joined the register.

Of this, 20 hours must involve participatory learning – activity that involves interaction with at least one other person.

Keeping accurate records of all your learning activities, and writing reflective accounts, is central to revalidation.

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This article was first published in print in Nursing Standard: volume 30, issue 12

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