Mentorship practice and revalidation

Mentorship practice and revalidation

Jacqueline McCallum Senior lecturer, Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland.
Kathleen Duffy Senior nurse practice education, Practice Development Centre, NHS Lanarkshire, Hamilton, Scotland.
Claire McGuinness Lecturer, Nursing and Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland.

Nurses and midwives who are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) are required to renew their registration with the NMC. In April 2016, the NMC introduced revalidation, which replaces the requirements for renewal of registration set out in the post-registration education and practice standards. Every registrant should be aware of the revalidation process and requirements. Revalidation is linked to the professional standards for nurses and midwives set out by the NMC and known as The Code. Mentorship is an essential component of The Code; therefore, mentorship practice will assist registrants in meeting some or all of their revalidation requirements. As registered nurses, mentors will be required to reflect on their practice and update their preparation for mentorship. This article provides guidance on how mentorship preparation and practice can contribute to meeting revalidation requirements.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2016.e10395


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Received: 17 December 2015

Accepted: 30 April 2016

Published online: 07 June 2016