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Scope of practice and work setting

Nurses work in a wide range of areas and in order to record the practice hours you have achieved, you need to identify the scope of your practice. The scope of practice for most Practice Nurses will be providing direct clinical care and the work setting will most often be in General Practice. However for some Practice Nurses, the scope of practice may be Education or Policy.

Ways to demonstrate the hours of practice delivered include:

  • A job description / profile which indicates the number of hours you are contracted to work
  • Timesheets.

 

Action point

You might find it useful to draw up a revalidation timetable to plan when you will collect the information required i.e. when to contact the people to offer your practice feedback, ensure your five written reflective pieces are all written.

 

Below is an example of how Sarah, a Practice Nurse in a single-handed GP Practice, created a 6 month plan to meet the revalidation requirements.

 

January

February

March

April

May

June

 

Discuss revalidation plan  and process with Employer (GP)

 

 

Decide that employer will be my confirmer

 

Schedule appraisal

 

Share the NMC ‘Guidance for Employers’ with GP Confirmer

 

Have appraisal and Confirmation Discussion with employer

 

 

Ready  for Revalidation!

 

5 reflective accounts



5  pieces  of practice –related feedback



Reflective discussion



35 hours CPD



450 hours of practice

 

Ask 5 colleagues for feedback



Send reminders  - if necessary

Chase outstanding colleagues for feedback



Collate feedback from colleagues

 

Have 21 hours CPD.

Plan further 14 hours more CPD


Undertake 7 hours of CPD:


-Mentorship update  -3.5 hrs

-Practice Nurse Forum  - 3.5. hours


Undertake 7 hours of CPD:


Diabetes Study Day at local University -7hrs


Collate evidence of CPD


Write up CPD details and impact and link with The Code

 

Write two written reflection on MMC template – link

with The Code


Write one written reflection on NMC template link with The Code


Write one written reflection on NMC template link with The Code



Write one written reflection on NMC template link with The Code


Collate reflections to discuss with NMC registrant and confirmer

 

Identify possible NMC registrants for  reflective discussion, plan date.



Ask colleague from Practice Nursing Network, set date


Have discussion  with NMC registrant and complete NMC approved form.

 

 

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