A CPD article improved Tracie Jones’s knowledge of the requirements for revalidation and developing a portfolio
A CPD article improved Tracie Jones’s knowledge of the requirements for revalidation and developing a portfolio.
As a newly qualified nurse, I am aware of what is expected of me with regard to revalidation as part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) registration process. Reading the article has improved my confidence in this area.
It explained the requirements of revalidation and how to develop a professional portfolio. Revalidation ensures that all nurses are working in accordance with The Code: Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour for Nurses and Midwives (NMC 2015). Prioritising people, practising effectively, preserving safety, and promoting professionalism and trust are integral to The Code.
Using the examples in the article, such as the continuing professional development (CPD) record log, I can see where further study is required and can identify areas of weakness that need to be addressed. I intend to regularly refer to this log to ensure that I am undertaking relevant CPD, improving my practice and recording this in my portfolio.
This reflective account is based on NS815 Myatt R (2015) Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation. Nursing Standard. 30, 7, 52-59.