Learning Needs Analysis Tool
For MS specialist nurses
The Learning Needs Tool was launched in May 2004. The MS Trust hopes that it will be of practical use to MS specialist nurses and thus indirectly benefit people with MS.
- Download the Learning Needs Tool (pdf 624kb)
For further information about how to access training on using this tool, please contact the Education Team at the MS Trust on 01462 476704 or by email.
In September 2001 the MS Trust selected King's College Hospital, London to undertake the development of a fully validated Learning Needs Analysis tool. The MS Trust felt that the research would enhance the understanding of the skills required by nurses working with people with MS and thus inform our future work, and also provide individual nurses with a validated rationale for undertaking training and development.
Professor Alison While, Roz Ullman, and Angus Forbes, all of whom had knowledge and previous experience within the MS field, undertook the research.
The Freemasons' Grand Charity gave funding for the project and for this we remain very grateful.
Papers published about the Learning Needs Tool
The following articles provide further information on the background to and development of the learning needs analysis tool:
- Forbes A, While A, Ullman R.
Learning needs analysis: The development of a tool to support the on-going professional development of multiple sclerosis specialist nurses.
Nurse Education Today 2006;26(1):78-86.
- While A, Ullman R, Forbes A.
Development and validation of a learning needs assessment scale: a continuing professional education tool for multiple sclerosis specialist nurses.
Journal of Clinical Nursing 2007;16(6):1099-1108.