Revalidation: implications for senior nurses
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Revalidation: implications for senior nurses

Lyn (Carolyn) Middleton Senior nurse and revalidation project lead, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport, Gwent
Nicola Ryley Assistant director of nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport, Gwent
Denise Llewellyn Executive director of nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Newport, Gwent

Revalidation replaces the current triennial self-declaration system of maintaining nurse registration. It involves a third-party affirmation process designed to improve public and patient confidence that nurses remain up to date by undertaking relevant professional development activities. While revalidation is ultimately the responsibility of individual nurses, senior nurses have an important facilitating role in ensuring that registrants can remain on the register and so continue to practise. This article outlines, from a practical perspective, the senior nurse’s role and responsibilities in supporting registrants through each stage of the revalidation process.

Nursing Management. 22, 6,32-38. doi: 10.7748/nm.22.6.32.e1419

Correspondence

carolyn.middleton@wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 06 August 2015

Accepted: 21 August 2015