UK nurses overseas - maintaining NMC registration - page 6

OK, so the rules have changed, and CPD is no longer enough. I'm wondering about how to achieve the "reflective discussion" part when there are no UK registered nurses where I work. So, all expat... Read More

  1. by   UKrot13
    Hi Hilka, (and Skylark)
    Thankyou for your reply.
    I have enough CPD"S and have completed my reflective disscusion, however step 7 out of 15 on the NMC website asks for a UK Pin # of the person you had the reflective discussion with. There is no way moving forward past this step.

    I need a UK Pin # and contact details to be entered in on the NMC online website for revalidating my registration and to proceed to the next step.
  2. by   UKrot13
    Hi jmcglynn,
    I have a NMC Pin number and would like to offer it to you, please reach out if required for revalidation
  3. by   skylark
    Quote from UKrot13
    Hi Hilka, (and Skylark)
    Thankyou for your reply.
    I have enough CPD"S and have completed my reflective disscusion, however step 7 out of 15 on the NMC website asks for a UK Pin # of the person you had the reflective discussion with. There is no way moving forward past this step.

    I need a UK Pin # and contact details to be entered in on the NMC online website for revalidating my registration and to proceed to the next step.
    We are all in the same situation!

    If you have Whatsapp or Skype, one of us can help with a "virtual" discussion, then you mail us the form to sign and state our PIN number.

    The confirmer just has to be someone you work with, they do not have to have an NMC PIN number
  4. by   tracyam
    Hi everyone,

    I live and work in Oz and need to revalidate for UK registration by 1 Jan 2018. Is there another nurse in the same situation who has a UK PIN and would be happy to be a confirmer. I will return the favour. If you can help please email tracym@unimelb.edu.au.

    Thanks.
    Tracy
  5. by   skylark
    Quote from tracyam
    Hi everyone,

    I live and work in Oz and need to revalidate for UK registration by 1 Jan 2018. Is there another nurse in the same situation who has a UK PIN and would be happy to be a confirmer. I will return the favour. If you can help please email tracym@unimelb.edu.au.

    Thanks.
    Tracy
    You have left it very late.
    I also have to revalidate next month, and started this thread over a year ago because it was obvious it was going to be complicated when overseas.


    And you also need to go back and read the instructions.
    Your confirmer does not need to be an NMC registered nurse.

    You need to have your professional discussion with an NMC registered nurse, and they need to sign off that the conversation took place.
    The discussion should be based around your five reflective studies.

    Once you have all your papers together, then they need to be reviewed and signed off by your confirmer, who does not need to be NMC registered, but would be your manager or someone in a similar position, with a checkable professional qualification, who you know in a professional capacity.
  6. by   tracyam
    Thank you,
    I have now been contacted by a nurse who is willing to have the reflective discussion with me.
  7. by   Sam078
    Dear Everyone,

    I am a UK registered nurse working in Florida, USA. I need a NMC nurse with PIN to complete the reflective practice portion of revalidation. If anyone can help I would be grateful and will obviously do the same for you or others.

    My email: esampson078@gmail.com

    Thanks, Sam
  8. by   skylark
    Quote from Sam078
    Dear Everyone,

    I am a UK registered nurse working in Florida, USA. I need a NMC nurse with PIN to complete the reflective practice portion of revalidation. If anyone can help I would be grateful and will obviously do the same for you or others.

    My email: esampson078@gmail.com

    Thanks, Sam

    I can help if you don't mind using WhatsApp. I'm in Chicago, and my day off is Friday!
  9. by   benztropine78
    These respective worldwide nursing bodies need to be finding ways of helping nurses, not resorting to ever-increasing bureaucracy and the like. They're full of jobs worths creating work for themselves. I've just completed an extensive revalidation process here in New Zealand, now I have to turn around this year and do it all again to maintain my NMC registration. And they have you by the you know whats because if you don't keep up your UK registration, it will cost you several thousand pounds in total to do a "retraining" course to regain NMC registration. Between Australia and New Zealand they have mutual recognition of nursing qualifications, why therefore can't the respective global nursing bodies spend their time more constructively by finding ways that allow nursing qualifications and registrations to be more globally accepted? Nurses shouldn't be discouraged, nor penalised, from traveling and broadening their experiences and skills.
    Last edit by benztropine78 on Jan 19 : Reason: spelling error
  10. by   skylark
    I have no problem with different countries having different revalidation processes, but what really annoys me is that every single US state has a separate license, and if you are from overseas you have to do the whole international application every time, even when you have had licenses in other states for years.
  11. by   onedream
    My NMC revalidation is due next month, I am in Melbourne Australia. Please is there anyone who can help me out? I have done everything, I just need a nurse with NMC pin to go pass the page. I am willing to help another person. my email address is giftnwa@gmail.com
  12. by   skylark
    Quote from onedream
    My NMC revalidation is due next month, I am in Melbourne Australia. Please is there anyone who can help me out? I have done everything, I just need a nurse with NMC pin to go pass the page. I am willing to help another person. my email address is giftnwa@gmail.com

    I'm really not sure what you mean by "pass the page'.

    Have you read all the instructions?

    You do not need someone with an NMC pin to sign off your forms. That would be your manager, who does not need to be NMC registered, but just needs to have a checkable professional qualification.

    The NMC nurse role is to have the professional discussion with you. This will center on your 5 reflective accounts. They then provide a written summary of the discussion and sign the form.
  13. by   onedream
    Quote from skylark
    I'm really not sure what you mean by "pass the page'.

    Have you read all the instructions?

    You do not need someone with an NMC pin to sign off your forms. That would be your manager, who does not need to be NMC registered, but just needs to have a checkable professional qualification.

    The NMC nurse role is to have the professional discussion with you. This will center on your 5 reflective accounts. They then provide a written summary of the discussion and sign the form.
    Hi skylark,
    I have read the instruction, the confirmer does not need to be NMC pin holder but you still need the NMC Pin to pass the question on 5 reflective account which will ask you to put their NMC pin and whether you have done it with NMC nurse or midwife. Without this, you cannot proceed to revalidation. Please correct me if i am still wrong. Thanks

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