To revalidate, you must keep the minimum number of written reflections on your ongoing personal development (CPD) or feedback or a related practice event that occurred in the last three years before the revalidation.
The NMC has created an example template you can take note of your reflections. However, we suggest investigating the various reflective models. Every reflective account must describe what you learned from the CPD exercise, feedback, experience, what you learned or changed about your work and why this is pertinent to the Code.
Themes of code
The revalidation model constitutes the following themes of the Code. For example:
- Prioritise individuals by actively looking for. Consequently, consider any feedback directly from service users, patients, and others, to ensure that you can meet their requirements.
- Practice effectively by discussing your professional growth with your peers. Which helps find areas of improvement in your practices and engage in professional growth actions.
- Maintain safety by practising within your competence to the minimum number of hours in practice, reflecting on your feedback, and working to address any deficiencies in your practice by completing CPD.
- Encourage trust and professionalism by offering feedback helping other NMC colleagues evaluate their professional development, and ensuring that you are accountable to your colleagues regarding your professional development and validation.
It is recommended to keep any reflections that you make in your portfolio to preserve evidence and prepare to discuss them with your reflection partner.
Nursing revalidation’s guide to reflection:
It is vital to continue learning throughout your life and to aid in fulfilling your requirements for revalidation. You attempt to record the lessons you’ve learned from any educational project you’ve participated in.
What is reflection?
The conscious effort to think about an event or activity. Let us consider what we learned from it and, if necessary, consider how it can be improved, enhanced, or handled differently soon.
Importance of reflection:
Reflection can help us think through planning, organising, and providing high-quality and safe treatment for our patients/clients.
Principles of reflection
It is essential to investigate the nature of the incident/activity, CPD activity or practice-related feedback, the lessons you have learned. Consequently, how it could affect your practice in the future and what it means to the guidelines.