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CPD modules

Revalidation: implications for senior nurses

  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2021
  • Link to RCNi Revalidation Portfolio

This learning module focuses on the senior nurse’s role in supporting registered nursing and midwifery staff through each stage of the Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) revalidation process. Registrants revalidate every three years by demonstrating practice hours and continuing professional development, gaining practice-related feedback, and reflecting on practice. This module outlines, from a practical perspective, how nursing leaders and managers can ensure it is a meaningful experience.


Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to

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

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Why learn with us?

All our modules include CPD certificates. They are evidence-based and have been subject to an external double-blind peer review.

Personal revalidation RCNi Revalidation Portfolio to document learning. Download as a PDF to submit to the NMC

Log CPD hours, write a reflective account and save certificate into RCNi Revalidation Portfolio

Pre and post module tests let you measure your progress. Further reading list included