RGU hosts successful nursing revalidation event

Nurses from across the north-east attended an event at Robert Gordon University this semester to learn more about revalidation and professional development.

RGU's Faculty of Health and Social Care.A total of 40 occupational health nurses attended the event at the university’s Faculty of Health and Social Care to hear more about the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) revalidation process.

NMC Revalidation is a process introduced by the NMC for all nurses and midwives to undertake every three years, in order to renew their registration.

NMC Revalidation will be the way in which nurses and midwives demonstrate to the NMC that they continue to practice safely and effectively, and can remain on the register.

In order to revalidate, every nurse and midwife will have to declare to the NMC that they are meeting the standards of the revised NMC code, received confirmation from a third party that this is true, and be able to offer evidence which shows how this has been achieved.

The speaker for the evening was Diane Woodward-Romano, Chair of the Association of Occupational Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP), who was awarded the Queens Nurse award in November 2015.

She was introduced on the evening by Professor Ian Murray, Head of RGU’s School of Nursing and Midwifery.

RGU lecturer Lynda Bruce organised the event which was sponsored by Kays.

She said: “Feedback from our colleagues has been excellent including comments about how the presentation took fear out of the revalidation process for many who attended the event.

“It was also a wonderful opportunity for networking which the Occupational Health Nurses took full advantage of.

“We intend to host a series of events to support Occupational Health Nurses in their continuing Professional development in the coming months which I’m sure will be very popular.”

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Ross AndersonCommunications Officer | Health and Sport