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Revalidation is a rewarding experience

Prison nurse Julia Hagger discusses her role in piloting revalidation and dispels some myths about being a confirmer

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.
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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 due in no small part to the information the NMC provided, which clarified their expectations of everyone going through the pilot.

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This article was first published in print under the original title 'Rewarding experience' in Nursing Management: volume 22, issue 7

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