Using mentorship activities to assist nurses and midwives with revalidation requirements
Evidence & Practice    

Using mentorship activities to assist nurses and midwives with revalidation requirements

Sara Nicola Jolly Practice facilitator, Corporate Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, St Woolos Hospital, Newport, Wales
Simon Andrew Hyatt Practice facilitator, Corporate Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, St Woolos Hospital, Newport, Wales
Jean Ruth Dadge Practice facilitator, Corporate Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, St Woolos Hospital, Newport, Wales
Katie Summerhill Practice facilitator, Corporate Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, St Woolos Hospital, Newport, Wales

Before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) introduced revalidation in 2016, the proposed model for revalidation was piloted in 19 healthcare organisations in the UK. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) was among the pilot sites, and invited more than 1,000 registered nurses and midwives to take part. One of these participants, a member of the ABUHB practice facilitator team, used this experience to identify links between mentorship activities and the NMC requirements for revalidation. This article discusses how becoming a mentor and maintaining mentor status can provide registered nurses and midwives with evidence to assist them in their revalidation.

Nursing Standard. doi: 10.7748/ns.2017.e10405

Correspondence

sara.jolly@wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article had been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 06 January 2016

Accepted: 15 April 2016

Published online: 20 December 2016