Annette has over 30 years of nursing experience, so she knows a thing or two about Revalidation.
Revalidation is something that every single nurse must complete every three years. It can be time-consuming, but you can make things easier for yourself by planning ahead.
We asked Annette what her top tips for revalidation are, and here is what she had to say:
- The first tip Annette gave was to write things down when they happen. She says writing a reflective statement ASAP when it is fresh in your mind will save you trying to remember it further down the line. We’ve been in a pandemic for almost two years now, so use the experiences you’ve been through as a starting point.
- Annette said the best place to start is the NMC website if you need clear guidance, as they provide revalidation templates that essentially hold your hand through the process.
- Revalidation comes around every three years. We understand how busy you are but leaving things until the last minute is never helpful. However, you will receive a prompt just before yours is due. Annette suggested allocating time each week to sit down and spend time alone writing yours, with no distractions
- Did you know that if you require assistance in completing your revalidation, Annette offers 1-2-1 support to all our candidates in the North? We also have Lara, our Clinical Lead in the South, who provides the same service to our candidates in South Wales. Not only this, but they are also available to discuss your reflective practices with and act as your confirmer.
If you would like more information on revalidation or support from Annette, call us on 01244 555 020.