Nursing Times Learning relaunches today with a system designed specifically to help nurses and midwives meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s requirements for revalidation.
From April 2016, nurses and midwives will need to complete a range of activities every three years in order to remain on the NMC register in addition to continuing professional development. These include reflections, gaining colleague and patient feedback, and a professional development discussion with another registrant.
Nursing Times Learning now incorporates a Learning Passport enabling registrants to store the evidence they are required to collect about these activities, in the format required by the NMC.
The new Nursing Times Learning system has 16 fully updated or new learning units on fundamental aspects of nursing care; further new or updated units are currently in production.
Each unit is worth two hours of CPD, which are added to the Learning Passport, enabling users to keep track of this important aspect of revalidation. With the introduction of revalidation, the CPD requirement will rise from 35 to 40 hours in each three-year registration period.
Managers working for organisations that take corporate subscriptions to Nursing Times will be able to help their teams prepare for revalidation using a new Manager Dashboard feature, and to see whether they are on track to complete their revalidation activities in time for their revalidation date.
The Nursing Times Learning system is only available to Nursing Times subscribers, although some units will be available to non-subscribers who are registered on nursingtimes.net. Click here to find out more.
Available learning units:
- Catheter care
- Clinical record-keeping
- Constipation: assessment and treatment
- Preventing Dehydration
- Dementia, delirium and depression
- Diarrhoea: assessment and management
- Discharge planning: getting it right for the patient
- Drug calculations in practice
- End-of-life care
- Falls prevention and management
- Liver disease: risk factors and treatment
- Nutrition screening
- Patient isolation: transmission-based precautions
- Pressure ulcer prevention
- Type 2 Diabetes: prevention, diagnosis and management
- Venous thromboembolism prevention