From April 2016, all nurses will need to demonstrate every three years that they are fit to maintain their registration.
The portfolio has been free to RCNi journal subscribers since its launch in March this year but due, says RCNi, to overwhelming demand has now been made available for sale as part of the RCNi Portfolio Package.
Already, almost 1,000 nurses have taken advantage of this offer.
The RCNi Portfolio package includes the RCNi Portfolio, as well as key information and learning resources to guide nurses through the revalidation process. The new package offers improved flexibility for nurses who want a revalidation tool that suits their individual needs.
RCNi Portfolio provides a secure online space that enables nurses to store evidence to support their revalidation application, including practice hours, continuing professional development (CPD), participatory learning and written reflective accounts. Using the portfolio, nurses can monitor their progress in completing the minimum practice and CPD hours set by the NMC. The portfolio allows nurses to store their information in one place so that when they come to submitting the revalidation application they can declare they have fulfilled each of the criteria.
The package also includes access to more than 40 CPD articles on a wide range of nursing topics taken from RCNi journals and relevant self-assessment exercises to help nurses compile evidence of the learning they have undertaken.
RCNi managing director Rachel Armitage said: “Revalidation can be a potentially daunting prospect for nurses to undertake and we wanted to help by developing a range of resources that make it as simple as possible. It was also important to us that we offered more than a ‘one size fits all’ solution to meet the needs of nurses in varying situations. We are delighted to offer this service to the nursing profession and hope that users find it a welcome support.”
RCNi Portfolio is approved and certified by the RCN. It is optimised for mobile access and will be updated to reflect any changes in NMC’s guidance on revalidation, says RCNi.