How to engage in a reflective discussion for revalidation
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Evidence & Practice    

How to engage in a reflective discussion for revalidation

Lyn Middleton Senior nurse, Revalidation Team, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South East Wales.
Denise Llewellyn Executive director of nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Headquarters, St. Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon, South East Wales.
Rationale and key points

This is the sixth in a series of eight articles providing information about the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process. This article focuses on the requirement for nurses and midwives to engage in a reflective discussion with an NMC registrant. The purpose of the reflective discussion is to encourage a culture of sharing information to support professional development and improve practice.

The reflective discussion must be undertaken with an NMC registrant.

The reflective discussion should cover the five written reflective accounts required to renew registration.

Reflective activity

‘How to’ revalidate articles can help to update your practice and provide information about the revalidation process, including how you can engage in a reflective discussion. Reflect on and write a short account of:

How engaging in a reflective discussion with an NMC registrant helps you to view a situation from another person’s perspective.

How you could use this article to educate your colleagues.

Subscribers can upload their reflective accounts at:

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10519


Peer review

All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software.

Received: 11 April 2016

Accepted: 15 April 2016

Published online: 11 July 2016

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