How to write a reflective account for revalidation
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Evidence & Practice    

How to write a reflective account 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 fifth in a series of eight articles providing information about the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process. This article focuses on preparing five written reflective accounts for revalidation.

Reflective practice encourages nurses and midwives to use their learning to identify areas for improvement.

Reflective practice encourages nurses and midwives to relate their learning to the NMC code of professional standards of practice and behaviour.

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 CPD for revalidation. Reflect on and write a short account of:

How recording and evidencing CPD will demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained in practice.

How you could use this article to educate your colleagues.

Subscribers can update their reflective accounts at:

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10520


Peer review

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

Received: 11 April 2016

Accepted: 18 April 2016

Published online: 05 July 2016

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