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Nurse Revalidation: What are nurses biggest concerns?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 | Revalidation

A survey conducted by the Nursing Times has highlighted the biggest concerns nurses and midwives have regarding the fast approaching new revalidation process.

Of all the requirements nurses need to meet in order to pass the revalidation process, it was gaining five pieces of practice related feedback that was the biggest worry for nurses and midwives.

This was followed by the writing of five reflective accounts and holding a reflective discussion.

With support being essential for nurses in the completion of their revalidation process, the survey also demonstrated the majority of nurses wanted more support from their employer, rather than the NMC itself.

Around 70% of respondents said they were “very” or “fairly” aware of the new process, yet 15% said they were ignoring the process until they “absolutely had to deal with it”.

The purpose of revalidation is to improve the standard of nursing in the UK, which in turn will improve patients’ experience and safety, yet 25% of nurses and midwives that responded to the survey felt it would make no difference to the standard of patient care.

Due to replace the existing PREP system on 1st April, revalidation has caused uproar amongst nurses in recent months, with many considering retirement when the process comes into affect – according to this survey, 6% have already decided they will not be returning to work once their time to revalidate comes round.

Now though, thanks to the new NT survey, employers can identify the areas they will need to support their nurses the most, making the process less stressful for candidates.

This is something that here at Kare Plus we are eager to make the most of, with revalidation support available to all our nurses.

What is it that you are most concerned about when you need to revalidate? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or on our Facebook page.

The figures quoted in this article are all sourced from a Nursing Times survey, the results of which can be found here.

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