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SWOT Analysis Name Course Instructor’s Name Date SWOT Analysis Question One: What are the strengths and weaknesses of the nursing profession in this evolving health system? The apparent strengths in the nursing profession are as follows: (1) continued reliance on the knowledge, skills and abilities gained through the course in terms of addressing the needs for direct patient care; (2) continued current high demand for the skills required of the profession (Dolan, 2011); (3) “science of nursing is always advancing, and a successful nursing career requires a commitment to learning and openness to change” (Dolan, 2011, par.
Once you have a registered nurse license in one state, you can apply for reciprocity in another state” (Dolan, 2011, par. 9); and (7) the profession has been considered the most trusted, to wit: “since 1999, nurses have been ranked as the most trusted profession in the United States every year except 2001. (That year, fire fighters were ranked first)” (Dolan, 2011, par. 11). On the other hand, the weaknesses identified of the nursing profession are as follows: (1) the perrenial shifts and tendencies to work long hours, when the need arises; (2) the need for continuous learning and updates in attending to the needs of increasing number of patients from diverse cultural orientations (Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2011, p. 2-2); (3) “t is not as diverse as it needs to be—with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, and age—to provide culturally relevant care to all populations” (Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, 2011, S-3); and (4) apparent lack of leadership skills to advance in the profession. ...
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