How to record and evidence practice hours for revalidation
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How to record and evidence practice hours 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 second in a series of eight articles providing information about the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) revalidation process. This article focuses on recording and providing evidence that you have practised for a minimum of 450 hours, or 900 hours if revalidating as both a nurse and midwife.

Revalidation is a mandatory process for nurses and midwives, enabling them to demonstrate their ability to practise safely and effectively.

Revalidation encourages nurses and midwives to stay up to date in their professional practice.

Reflective activity

‘How to’ revalidate articles can help to update your practice and provide information about the revalidation process, including how you can record and evidence practice hours for revalidation. Reflect on and write a short account of:

Some of the direct, indirect and non-clinical practice activities you have undertaken over the past 3 years.

How you could provide evidence to support your practice hours.

Subscribers can upload their reflective accounts at:

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10513


Peer review

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

Received: 05 April 2016

Accepted: 25 April 2016

Published online: 15 June 2016

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