11 / 3 / 2016 10.33am
In the weeks leading up to the first round of revalidation, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is releasing weekly resources and information to help prepare employers and staff.
This week's theme focuses on the simplicity of the revalidation process and includes a blog from Jackie Smith, which is available on the NMC website
Feedback from the NMC
Nurses and midwives who have already gone through the revalidation process have been sharing their experiences. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with many describing the process as much more straightforward than they expected. One nurse explained how anxious she was at the start, commenting that she was considering using revalidation as an excuse to retire. However, when she read the guidance and started her application, she realised that there wasn't really anything on there that she was not already doing.
Practice nurse, Marcela commented "revalidation is the best thing that could have happened to nurses.”
The online application process is being described as clear and easy to complete, and there is no requirement to upload any evidence. The NMC has produced a short film, which provides a step by step guide to the online application process, showing those who are yet to revalidate exactly what to expect. Nurses, midwives and employers can find out information about how others have approached revalidation by reading the case studies and watching the short films on the NMC’s revalidation microsite.
You can find out more in the latest NMC press release
, published on 10 March 2016. Next week, the NMC will be releasing an update on the number of nurses and midwives who have already submitted their revalidation applications.