10 May 2016

Nurse Revalidation: some useful resources

From  April 2016 the Nursing & Midwifery Council is changing the requirements when nurses and midwives renew their registration. Registrants will need to undertake 35 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) of which 20 hours needs to be participatory. CDP can include reading and reflecting on your professional practice.

Library staff can help you to find relevant articles, guidelines or reviews to help you with your revalidation.

Online Resources
The following links may be found useful:

The Nursing & Midwifery Council's revalidation site.

The Nursing Times Revalidation Zone

The Royal College of Midwives revalidation site.

"How to revalidate with the NMC" booklet

The Code - the Nursing & Midwifery Council's professional standards of practice and behavior for nurses and midwives

Revalidation email Newsletter from the Nursing & Midwifery Council

Revalidation for nurses and midwives from NHS Employers

NMC Revalidation FAQs from the Nursing Times

Using reflection on reading for revalidation from the Nursing Times [Collins G et al Nursing Times 2015 111: 23/24 pp.14-16] which describes how structured reflection on some professional reading can be an easy way to complete the non-guided CPD requirement for revalidation, showing evidence of CPD through reflection on learning.

For all the e-journals we have access to go to My Journals and log in with your OpenAthens username and password. If the article you are looking for is not available online, fill in this request form and we will obtain a copy of the article for you (there may be a charge for this service).

Some useful titles that can be found in our collection:

Bassot, Barbara
The reflective journal
Shelved at LB 1051 BAS

Bolton, Gillie
Reflective practice: writing and professional development
4th ed, 2014
Shelved at LB 1051 BOL

Bulman, Chris et al
Reflective practice in nursing
5th ed, 2013
Shelved at LB 1051 REF

Howatson-Jones, Lioba
Reflective practice in nursing
3rd ed, 2016
Shelved at LB 1051 HOW

Jasper, Melanie
Beginning reflective practice
Shelved at LB 1051 JAS

Johns, Christopher
Guided reflection: a narrative approach to advancing professional practice
2nd ed, 2010
Shelved at LB 1049 GUI

Taylor, Beverley J.
Reflective practice for healthcare professionals: a practical guide
3rd ed, 2010
Shelved at LB 1051 TAY