Revalidation articles

Testing the process of revalidation

Ahead of revalidation, Eileen Sills put herself through the process and emerged with new enthusiasm

Ahead of revalidation, Eileen Sills put herself through the process and emerged with new enthusiasm.

Abstract

As chief nurse of a trust that had signed up as a pilot site for nurse revalidation, I had to complete my appraisal and revalidation before anyone else at the trust so that I could test the process, talk about it with confidence and be a role model.

This was the task I set myself in January. The guidance and templates were yet to be released by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, so I had to take the principles of revalidation and create a process that would enable me to complete it successfully.

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First published in Nursing Standard: volume 29, issue 27

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