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South East Region Top 10 Tips for Revalidation

18 Mar 2016

Nurses with an April 2016 renewal date are now embarking on revalidation, so we have compiled our 'Top 10 Tips for Revalidation' to help you to get grips with this new process.

  1. Ensure you register with NMC online to get your revalidation date.
  2. Look at the revalidation step by step guide on the NMC website.
  3. Get to know your NMC Code and keep a copy in your portfolio.
  4. Start your paper portfolio now ensuring you meet the requirements set out by the NMC.
  5. Use the NMC forms/templates in your portfolio as per the NMC website.
  6. Clarify with your employer who will be doing your reflective interviews and who will be your confirmer (these can be the same person).
  7. Identify any gaps in your requirements to revalidate and discuss with your employer.
  8. Ensure you are revalidation ready in plenty of time - 60 days prior to your revalidation date. Do not let your registration lapse even by one day.
  9. Always check you have been revalidated several days prior to expiry of your previous registration.
  10. Don't panic, enjoy it! Check out the RCN Revalidation information.