The purpose of this assignment is to assist you in identifying your strengths that will assist you in leading change and improvement in the advanced practice role. This journal work will help inform your work for the Unit 9 Assignment.
A common practice used by companies to analyze themselves and their competitors is an analysis called “SWOT”. This process can inform key decisions and strategies. This exercise isn’t just for businesses; it can be helpful for nurses in evaluating their goals and aspirations too.
SWOT stands for:
Strengths – Factors that are likely to have a positive effect on (or be an enabler to) achieving the objective
Weaknesses – Factors that are likely to have a negative effect on (or be a barrier to) achieving the objective
Opportunities – External Factors that are likely to have a positive effect on achieving or exceeding your objective, or goal not previously considered
Threats – External Factors and conditions that are likely to have a negative effect on achieving your objective, or making the objective redundant or unachievable
With the goal of graduating and practicing as an APRN, the first step is to understand more about yourself and your external environment. Complete a brief SWOT analysis in your Journal. Be sure to include references where appropriate.