Revalidation and reflective practice
Alison Finch explores how reflection is an important aspect of the re-registration process and suggests ways that managers can help nurses to make the most of it.Abstract
From April 2016 nurses must meet the requirements of the new Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process to maintain their registration. It is their responsibility to ensure they meet all revalidation requirements, but organisations and nurse leaders can support them to do so. Reflection is an important part of revalidation, and nurses are required to submit written reflective accounts and engage in reflective discussion. This article discusses how revalidation encourages a more conscious and active form of reflection. It also describes how leaders can help nurses to reflect on practice to identify improvements and become more familiar with the NMC Code.
Revalidation helps nurses demonstrate that they practise thoughtfully. It encourages a culture of enquiry, reflection and learning which,...
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