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Designing a Needs Assessment Survey for Clinical Nurse Educators

Johnson, Ruth H. BSN, RN-BC; Puglia, Christen MSN, RN

Journal for Nurses in Staff Development: September/October 2012 - Volume 28 - Issue 5 - p 225–228
doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e31826a0c73
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Clinical nurse educators frequently have a wide range of job responsibilities. In the changing healthcare environment, the identification of education needs must be specific, measurable, and applicable to their assigned responsibilities. A literature search into academic and industry professional development helped the authors develop a needs assessment survey for clinical nurse educators.

The authors created a Web-based needs assessment survey for clinical nurse educators.

Ruth H. Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, is Network Nursing Education Coordinator, Seton Family of Hospitals, Austin, Texas.

Christen Puglia, MSN, RN, is Associate faculty, Associate Degree Nursing Program, Austin Community College and Resource/Charge Nurse, Emergency Department, University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Family of Hospitals, Austin, Texas.

The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationship with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Ruth H. Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, Seton Family of Hospitals, 1400 North IH 35, Austin, TX 78701 (e-mail: rjohnson@seton.org).

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.