How to Perform a Needs Assessment / Gap Analysis

34m of CPD
Zoe Youl
Hilary Bush
14 December 2017

Nurses are well skilled in their assessment ability - but assessment does not just stop at the bedside. As Nurse Educators, we need to assess if there is a need for the education that we provide. Join Hilary Bush and Zoe Youl as they take you through a step-by-step explanation of a rigorous needs assessment framework that is used at Ausmed Education. A vital tool that can be easily applied in any setting and a must-watch for all Nurse Educators.


Zoe Youl


Zoe Youl is a Critical Care Registered Nurse, Nurse Planner and Event Education Manager at Ausmed Education. In this role, she manages Ausmed's Event Education Team which coordinates the content development for Ausmed's 300+ conferences and seminars run nationally around Australia for nurses and midwives. Before commencing at Ausmed Education, Zoe worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse in Intensive Care at a large private hospital in Melbourne. She values the ability of education to enable personal and professional growth, is a passionate teacher and has experience as a Sessional Academic teaching undergraduate nursing students. Zoe is a member of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN), the Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN), the Australian Nurse Teachers Society (ANTS) and the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD). She holds a postgraduate qualification in Clinical Nursing (Intensive Care) and is currently undertaking a Master of Nursing (Leadership and Management). Zoe was recently appointed the Victorian Branch Representative of the ANTS National Committee. Zoe is committed to improving the health and lives of all people through the development of effective and meaningful education whilst also promoting the impact of unique nursing roles.

Hilary Bush


Hilary Bush is a registered nurse who trained and works in Melbourne. She currently works as a Nurse Planner and the Online Education Manager at Ausmed Education. She enjoys actively contributing to the advancement of nursing professional development in Australia, as well as developing and evaluating engaging continuing education activities for nurses worldwide. Hilary is currently undertaking a Master of Education (Educational Management) at the University of Melbourne.


Navjot Thind31 May 2018

Wilma Barnes30 May 2018
Interesting session

Yvette Davey03 May 2018

Theresa Diane Johnson25 Apr 2018
Outstanding information shared, thank you

Andreas Waltmann19 Apr 2018
Was very informative and good example used > will be helpful in making future assessments.

Maree Findlay17 Apr 2018
Very well explained.

Kristine Lim11 Apr 2018
Good content, excellent visual and audio quality.

Donna Brown08 Apr 2018

Kriebel felicja30 Mar 2018
Very interesting and useful lecture.

Jenna He27 Mar 2018
Many thanks for the new ideas!

Michele Selby24 Mar 2018
Good overview of topic

Tracey Muir10 Feb 2018

Renu Renu02 Feb 2018
Educator makes me engaged with the topics and help me for doing self reflection.

Petra Wollermann22 Jan 2018
Great update

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