Gap Analysis and Learning Needs Assessment
To prepare for assignment:
Use the Educational Plan Template for the gap you identified in the Discussion for this week and complete the following:
• Identify the current state and the desired state to determine the gap or area for improvement.
• Identify a potential learning need that may be contributing to the practice gap.
The Educational Plan Template will serve as the basis for completing a 1-page paper in which you will complete the following:
• Chose a medium-sized hospital, 150 beds, located in the Midwest region of the United States, explain how you would analyze the gap or area for improvement and your approach to identifying the practice gap from the scenario.
• Explain your approach to identifying the learning need based on the practice gap.
Part 2: Writing Outcomes and Objectives to Plan Activities Assignment (2–pages)
The Educational Plan Template will serve as the basis for completing a 2-page paper in which you will respond to the following:
• Explain how the desired learning outcome you developed addresses the learning need.
• Explain how each learning objective addresses the learning outcome.
• Explain how each learning objective addresses the identified domain of learning and level within Bloom’s Taxonomy.
• Explain how you can use learning objectives to organize the content topics you identified and plan activities.
Part 3: Evaluation for Nurse Educators
Complete the Educational Plan Template by including:
An evaluation method for level 4 of Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation for your learning outcome.
Use the Educational Plan Template to complete 2–pages, which include the following:
• Explain how each of the evaluation methods you described addresses a particular level of evaluation.
• Explain how each of the evaluation methods you described addresses the respective domain of learning in your learning objectives.
• Explain how the alignment of evaluation methods to learning objectives and learning outcomes ensures cohesive educational design.
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