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Revalidation

Revalidation is a process that all nurses, midwives and nursing associates (England) are required to undertake every three years to renew their registration with the NMC. You can use this guide to find revalidation information resources including books, reports and journals.

Last updated: 20/07/2022

Key Resources

RCN: Revalidation
  • Find out about the requirements of revalidation, what you can do to prepare and how the RCN can support you.
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Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): Revalidation
NMC: Revalidation: Coronovirus (Covid 19): Information and advice
  • How to revalidate during Covid-19
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Nursing and Midwifery Council: Revalidation reports.
Nursing and Midwifery Council: Standards of proficiency.
Nursing and Midwifery Council (2018) The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates, London: NMC.
Publication cover Royal College of Nursing (2020) Your essential guide to NMC revalidation. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2016) Revalidation for flight nurses in the UK: RCN guidance, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2016) Revalidation for flight nurses in the UK: RCN guidance, London: RCN.
RCN: Career resources
RCN: Nursing careers resource
  • This careers resource, which has been jointly developed by the Royal College of Nursing and Health Education England, will help registered nurses and the clinical support workforce across the UK plan their health careers effectively
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Cusack L and Smith M (2020) Portfolios for nursing, midwifery and other health professions. 4 ed. Elsevier. Cusack L and Smith M (2020) Portfolios for nursing, midwifery and other health professions. 4 ed. Chatswood: Elsevier.
Fletcher C and Williams R (2016) Appraisal: improving performance and developing the individual (5th edition), London: Routledge. Fletcher C and Williams R (2016) Appraisal: improving performance and developing the individual. 5th edn. London: Routledge.
Ingram P (2016) Revalidation: a journey for nurses and midwives, Maidenhead: Open University Press. Fairley-Murdoch M and Ingram P (2016) Revalidation: a journey for nurses and midwives. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
Johns C (editor) (2017) Becoming a reflective practitioner (5th edition), Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. Johns C (editor) (2017) Becoming a reflective practitioner. 5th edn. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.
Kearney-Nunnery R (2020) Advancing your career: concepts of professional nursing. Kearney-Nunnery R (2020) Advancing your career: concepts of professional nursing. 7th edn. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company. 

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