Identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats Key to Plotting Next Career Move
AURORA, Colo. – September 5, 2017 – SWOT analysis is a useful career-planning tool for nurses, and according to American Sentinel University career coach Kim Dority, it’s one that can help nurses prepare for all those coming changes in the healthcare field.
“Businesses use SWOT analyses, which stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, to help them plot their next moves – for example, identifying where they should spend their money, where to save it, what opportunities they should go after, and which aren’t worth the effort. That same approach can be just as valuable for nurses as they figure out their next career moves,” says Dority.
She details how nurses can identify their strengths and weaknesses and their opportunities and threats in American Sentinel University’s nursing professional series blog.
Dority discusses what nurses can learn from their SWOT analysis to tilt the odds in their favor for career success and offers readers sample questions to focus their SWOT analysis, so it meets their specific career goals.
“Not all of the questions apply to a nurse’s particular circumstances. But consider them to be representative of ones that might be most relevant, and then think through the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats likely to apply to your career goals,” says Dority.
She says once nurse works through their SWOT analysis, it will be much easier for them to identify and prioritize their next career steps.
See American Sentinel University’s nursing professional series blog for more career tips.
About American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.