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How independent nurses can comply with revalidation

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While the benefits of working on a flexible basis are well documented for nursing professionals, many are reluctant to make the jump to agency work due to uncertainty surrounding legislative changes.

Nurses and midwives currently renew their registration every three years to declare that they've completed 450 hours of practice and 35 hours of continuing professional development. In order to practice, nurses must maintain their NMC registration by meeting the post-registration education and practice standards annually.1 While this process is typically managed by employers for permanent staff, agency workers have the responsibility of keeping their own skills up to date.


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