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