Nursing and Midwifery Revalidation

Many of these items are available in our Resource Boxes. The Resource Boxes are collections of materials on popular topics available for wards or departments to borrow for a time.

Forms and templates

NMC Forms and Templates for Revalidation

Books and e-books

Access to e-books requires an NHS OpenAthens account. Copies of books that are not available as an e-book are held in the libraries, and can be located on the Shropshire Health Libraries Catalogue.

Portfolios and reflective practice survival guide. Lillyman, S. (2012)

Learning journals and critical incidents. Ghaye, T. (2006)

Successful mentoring in nursing. Aston, L. (2014)

Best practice in professional supervision. Davys, A. (2010)

Critical reflection in practice. Rolfe, G. (2011)

A beginners guide to critical thinking and writing. Aveyard, H. (2011)

Research for evidence-based practice in healthcare. Newell, R. (2011)

Writing skills in nursing and healthcare. Taylor, D. (2014)

Beginning reflective practice. Jasper, M. (2013)

Reflective practice in nursing. Howatson-Jones, L. (2013)

Becoming a reflective practitioner. Johns, C. (2013)

Being critically reflective. Gardner, F. (2014)

Baillieres Study skills for nurses and midwives. Maslin-Prothero, S. (2010)

Developing reflective practice. Oelofsen, N. (2012)

Reflective practice in nursing. Bulman, C. (2013)

Writing your nursing portfolio. Timmins, F. (2011)

Skills of clinical supervision for nurses. Bond, M. (2010)

Professional development, reflection and decision-making in nursing and health care. Jasper, M. (2013)

Articles

Nursing & Midwifery Revalidation

Osborne, K. (2014) Are nurses ready for revalidation? Nursing Standard, 29 (3), pp.22-23
Kleebauer, A. (2014) Start preparing now for revalidation. Nursing Standard, 29 (9), pp. 24-25
(2013) Guide to revalidation. Nursing Standard, 28(3), pp. 13
Foster, D. (2014) Midwifery revalidation. British Journal of Midwifery, 22 (12), pp. 844-846
Sprinks, J. (2015) Nurses are urged to prepare for revalidation, but clarity is needed. Nursing Standard, 29 (48), pp. 12-13
Munro, A. (2015) Revalidation: taking away the fear factor. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29 (4), pp. 21-23

Feedback

Motley, C. & Dolansky, M.A. (2015) Five steps to providing effective feedback in the clinical setting: a new approach to promote teamwork and collaboration. Journal of Nursing Education, 54 (7), pp. 399-403
Moore, A. (2014) Fuelled by feedback. Nursing Standard, 29 (4), pp. 24-25
Garbett, R., Hardy, S., Manley, K., Titchen, A. & Mccormack, B. (2007) Developing a qualitative approach to 360-degree feedback to aid understanding and development of clinical expertise. Journal of Nursing Management, 15, pp. 342-347

Portfolios

Lawson, L. (2011) CPD for mentors: creating a portfolio. Nursing Times, 107 (21), pp. 15-18
Casey, D. & Egan, D. (2010) The use of professional portfolios and profiles for career enhancement. British Journal of Community Nursing, 15 (11), pp. 547-552
Clark, A. (2010) How to compile a professional portfolio of practice 2: structure and building evidence. Nursing Times, 106 (42), pp. 14-17
McColgan, K. (2008) The value of portfolio building and the registered nurse. Journal of Perioperative Practice, 18 (2), pp. 64-69
Sherrod, D. (2007) The professional portfolio: a snapshot of your career. Nursing, 37, pp. 74-75
Mullen, P. (2007) The good portfolio. Nursing Standard, 21 (29), pp. 62-63
Thompson, H. (2007) Portfolio development. Nursing Management, 14 (3), pp. 14-15
Byrne, M., Delarose, T., King, C.A., Leske, J., Sapnas, K.G. & Schroeter (2007) Continued professional competence and portfolios. Journal of Trauma Nursing, 14 (1), pp. 24-31
Bowers, S.J. & Jinks, A.M. (2004) Issues surrounding professional portfolio development for nurses. British Journal of Nursing, 13 (3), pp. 155-159
Oermann, M.H. (2002) Developing a professional portfolio in nursing. Orthopaedic Nursing, 21 (2), pp. 73-78
McCready, T. (2007) Portfolios and the assessment of competence in nursing: a literature review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44, pp. 143-151

Writing / Publishing

O’Gara, S. (2014) Writing a CPD article. Nursing Standard, 29 (9), pp. 61
Ballantyne, H. (2015) Writing an article. Nursing Standard, 29 (35), pp. 49
Price, B. (2014) Writing a continuing professional development article for publication. Nursing Standard, 28 (43), pp. 51-58
Price, B. (2008) Designing continuing professional development articles. Nursing Management, 15 (8), pp. 26-32
Fowler, J. (2010) Writing for professional publication. Part 1: motivation. British Journal of Nursing, 19 (16), pp. 1062
Happell, B. (2012) Writing and publishing clinical articles: a practical guide. Emergency Nurse, 20 (1), pp. 33-38

Journal Clubs/Research/Literature Searching

Hoare, Z. & Hoe, J. (2012) Understanding quantitative research. Nursing Standard, 27 (18), pp. 48-55
Kean, E.B. (2013) Assessment and impact of a new role as an embedded librarian in nursing online journal clubs. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 101 (4), pp. 335-338
Bettany-Saltikov, J. (2010) Learning how to undertake a systematic review: part 1. Nursing Standard, 24 (50), pp. 47-56
Bettany-Saltikov, J. (2010) Learning how to undertake a systematic review: part 2. Nursing Standard, 24 (51), pp. 47-58
Bilodeau, I., Pepin, J. & St-Louis, L. (2012) Journal club in a critical care unit: an innovative design triggering learning through reading and dialogue. Dynamics, 23 (1), pp. 18-23
Power, A. & Siddall, G. (2015) Ensuring practice is based on the best evidence: masterclass on literature searching. British Journal of Midwifery, 23 (5), pp. 356-358
Laaksonen, C., Paltta, H., Von Schantz. M., Ylonen, M. & Soini, T. (2013) Journal club as a method for nurses and nursing students collaborative learning: a descriptive study. Health Science Journal, 7 (3), pp. 285-292

Reflection

Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 1: the importance of reflection. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (3), pp. 176
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 2: what is reflection? British Journal of Nursing, 23 (4), pp. 232
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 3: ways to aid reflection? British Journal of Nursing, 23 (5), pp. 289
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 4: reflective feedback. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (6), pp. 338
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant: Part 5: reflective practice. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (7), pp. 398
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant: Part 6: reflective teaching. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (8), pp. 440
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 7: reflective management. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (9), pp. 492
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 8: learning from reflection. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (10), pp. 538
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 9: portfolios and reflection. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (11), pp. 599
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 10: helping others reflect. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (12), pp. 670
Fowler, J. (2014) Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 11: reflection in life. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (13), pp. 756
Fowler, J. Reflection: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 12: series summary. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (14), pp. 818
Yearly, C. (2003) Guided reflection as a tool for CPD. British Journal of Midwifery, 11 (4), pp. 223-226
Markey, L. & Farvis, R. (2014) Reflective practice in an acute setting. Nursing Times, 110 (24), pp. 16-18
Oelofsen, N. (2012) Using reflective practice in frontline nursing. Nursing Times, 108 (24), pp. 22-24
Forneris, S.G. & Peden-McAlpine, C. (2007) Evaluation of a reflective learning intervention to improve critical thinking in novice nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 57 (4), pp. 410-421
Charles, J.P. (2010) Journal: creating space for ‘I’. Creative Nursing, 16 (4), 180-184
Clarke, K.A. (2009) Use of a research diary: learning reflectively, developing understanding and establishing transparency. Nurse Researcher, 17 (1), pp. 68-76
Weaver, D. (2009) Reflection in practice: how to develop yourself and your career. Nursing & Residential Care, 11 (10), pp. 486-489
Horton-Deutsch, S. & Sherwood, G. (2008) Reflection: an educational strategy to develop emotionally-competent nurse leaders. Journal of Nursing Management, 16, pp. 946-954
Billings, D., Kowalski, K. & Lepianka, J. (2014) Using reflective journaling to improve the orientation of graduate nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 45 (8), pp. 342-343
Walker, R., Cooke, M., Henderson, A. & Creedy, D.K. (2013) Using a critical reflection process to create an effective learning community in the workplace. Nurse Education Today, 33, pp. 504-511
McMillan-Coddington, D. (2013) Reflection through journal writing to educate registered nursing students on patient care. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 8, pp. 63-67

Continuing Professional Development

Fowler, J. (2011) Professional development: Part 1: the importance of professional development. British Journal of Nursing, 20 (21), pp. 1383
Fowler, J. (2011) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 2: experience and education. British Journal of Nursing, 20 (22), pp. 1458
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 3: making time. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (1), pp. 59
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 4: keeping up to date. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (2), pp. 130
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 5: degrees and your worth. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (3), pp. 193
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 6: Master and PhD degrees. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (4), pp. 254
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 7: importance of role models. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (5), pp. 311
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 8: polishing your portfolio. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (6), pp. 367
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 9: application forms. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (7), pp. 441
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 10: interviews. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (8), pp. 502
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 11: financing your development. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (9), pp. 556
Fowler, J. (2012) Professional development: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 12: series summary. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (10), pp. 620
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 1: the difference between the two. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (11), pp. 694
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 2: learning from a textbook. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (12), pp. 755
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 3: learning from experience. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (13), pp. 818
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 4: clinical teaching. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (14), pp. 880
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 5: patient education. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (15), pp. 943
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 6: planning a teaching session. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (16), pp. 995
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 7: teaching a skill. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (17), pp. 1045
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 8: mentoring students. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (18), pp. 1108
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 9: public speaking and lectures British Journal of Nursing, 21 (19), pp. 1174
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 10: teaching a caring attitude. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (20), pp. 1232
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 11: seminars. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (21), pp. 1287
Fowler, J. (2012) Teaching and learning: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 12: series summary. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (22), pp. 1347
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 1: specialist and advanced practice. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (1), pp. 60
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 2: setting objectives. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (2), pp. 116
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 3: feedback. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (13), pp. 184
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 4: clinical supervision. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (4), pp. 240
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 5: leadership. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (5), pp. 285
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 6: learning from experience. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (6), pp. 352
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 7: problem solving. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (7), pp. 419
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 8: publication. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (8), pp. 490
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 9: conferences. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (9), pp. 541
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 10: courses and qualifications. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (10), pp. 592
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 11: moving forward positively. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (11), pp. 655
Fowler, J. (2013) Advancing practice: from staff nurse to nurse consultant. Part 12: series summary. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (12), pp. 714
Narayanasamy, A. & Penney, V. (2014) Coaching to promote professional development in nursing practice. British Journal of Nursing, 23 (11), pp. 568-573
Power, A. & Coulson, K. (2015) What are OERs and MOOCs and what have they got to do with prep? British Journal of Midwifery, 23 (4), pp. 282-284
Davis, J. (2015) Education through self-directed learning. 2015, 23(1), pp. 26
Dickerson, P.S., Umphres, K., DeSilets, L. & Bernard, A. (2015) Professional development – not just for our learners. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46 (4), pp. 149-151
Machin, A.I. & Pearson, P. (2014) Action learning sets in a nursing and midwifery practice learning context: a realistic evaluation. Nurse Education in Practice, 14, pp. 410-416
McCusker, C. (2013) Preceptorship: professional development and support for newly registered practitioners. The Journal of Perioperative Practice, 23 (12), pp. 283-287
Price, B. (2013) Preparing for your annual staff appraisal: part 2. Nursing Standard, 27 (21), 42-48
Chinn, T. (2012) How nurses can use social media professionally. Nursing Times, 108 (29), pp. 12-13
Haywood, H., Pain, H., Ryan, S. & Adams, J. (2012) Engagement with continuing professional development. Journal of Allied Health, 41 (2), pp. 83-89
Haith, M.P. & Whittingham, K.A. (2012) How to use action learning sets to support nurses. Nursing Times, 108 (18/19), pp. 12-14
Dickerson, P. (2010) Continuing nursing education: enhancing professional development. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41 (3), 100-101
Mayes, P. & Schott-Baer, D. (2010) Professional development for night shift nurses. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41 (1), pp. 17-24
Pawlyn, J. (2012) The use of e-learning in continuing professional development. Learning Disability Practice, 15 (1), pp. 33-37
Johnson, G. (2007) Learn to stay up to date. Occupational Health, 64 (9), pp. 16-18
Gould, D., Drey, N. & Berridge, E. (2007) Nurses’ experience of continuing professional development. Nurse Education Today, 27, pp. 602-609
Moorley, C. & Chinn, T. (2014) Using social media for continuous professional development. Journal of Advanced Nursing, pp. 713-717
Pool, I., Poell, R. & ten Cate, O. (2013) Nurses’ and managers’ perceptions of continuing professional development for older and younger nurses: a focus group study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50, pp. 34-43
Lee, N.J. (2011) An evaluation of CPD learning and impact upon positive practice change. Nurse Education Today, 31, pp. 390-395
Gardner, G., Woollett, K., Daly, N., Richardson, B. & Aitken, L.M. (2010) Innovation in clinical learning for the acute hospital environment: nursing grand rounds. Nurse Education Today, 30, pp. 737-741
Lahti, M., Kontio, R., Pitkanen, A. & Valimaki, M. (2014) Knowledge transfer from an e-learning course to clinical practice. , 34, pp. 842-847

Reports

Nursing & Midwifery Council (2015) The code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives
Premier IT (2015) The definitive guide: nurse revalidation
Nursing Times (2015) NMC Revalidation: FAQs
Developing your portfolio in Timmins, F. (2011) Writing your nursing portfolio: a step-by-step guide
Revalidation: how to revalidate with the NMC