The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) constantly needs to evaluate and assess various components of the healthcare organization’s structure, process, and outcomes as they relate to organizational effectiveness in meeting the mission and vision statement. It is relevant to have a method for rapid evaluation and assessment of these components because often, the CNO does not have much time in which to conduct these activities. One method that allows CNOs to effectively and efficiently evaluate and assess healthcare organizations and pinpoint issues is the SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, outcomes, and threats. The SWOT analysis is easy to administer in order to evaluate the following:
Strengths that are positive and internal
Weaknesses that are negative and internal
Opportunities that are positive and external
Threats that are negative and external
Upon completion of the SWOT analysis, the CNO can set major goals to be achieved and get the organization back on track by linking the SWOT analysis findings to strategic planning.
This week, you will begin preparing a SWOT analysis of a nursing department or unit. The purpose of this assignment is to assess your progress on the final SWOT analysis due in Week 5. This assignment provides you the opportunity to self-assess and determine any issues or challenges that need to be resolved prior to completing and submitting the final assignment.
Week 3 Tasks
Begin this NURSING NSG6620: Quantitative Skills in Nursing Administration – SWOT Analysis assignment by having a discussion with your practicum preceptor. Discuss and agree upon a nurse leadership issue or topic on which you will base your SWOT analysis.
Then, write a 1–2-page SWOT analysis of the nursing department or unit in which you work or have worked in the past.
Cover the following:
Explain why you selected the leadership issue or topic.
Identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your nursing department or unit based on this issue.
Your final SWOT analysis will be presented in a SWOT matrix. This week, you will begin filling this matrix. Click here to download the SWOT analysis matrix template you can use for this assignment.
Prepare a brief note on the implications of this analysis for your nursing department or unit and the selected issue.
Use APA style and formatting for your assignment. Make sure to include separate title and reference pages in your assignment.
Submit your paper in a Microsoft Word document to the W3: Assignment 2 Dropbox
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