March 18, 2018

7 Essential Leadership Qualities of Nurse Educators

The most successful nurse educators are leaders in their organisation – leading those that they educate to learn and develop. But what essential qualities make a nurse educator a successful leader? In their seminal work, Leithwood, Day, Sammons, Harris and Hopkins (2006) identified and built upon 7 core beliefs around what

March 02, 2018

How to Perform a Needs Assessment

Conducting a rigorous needs assessment as part of the development of an educational intervention will ensure that your education will make a measurable, positive difference within your organisation. What is a needs assessment? A needs assessment is a systematic process of identifying a gap in knowledge, skill or practice that

February 05, 2018

What Motivates Staff to Learn?

How can we inspire our staff to engage in learning? Engagement and motivation are two of the greatest barriers to both the delivery of education and the implementation of the knowledge gained. Having an understanding of Adult Learning Principles and the concept of ‘andragogy’ will put you in a better