A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis– A study of Association of Community/Public Health Nursing Educators members

Elizabeth Kuchler, Linda Garner, La Donna Whitten, Conni DeBlieck, Sharon Farra, Rebecca Davis, Debra Eardley, Ann Stalter

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Abstract

Objective: Aims of this study were to identify the Association of Community/Public Health Nursing Educators members' demographics, educational preparation, and research competencies; and, to complete a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis. Methods: A descriptive-correlational design was employed. Primary data collection was via electronic survey. Authors developed a survey focusing on demographics and aligning Benner's theory with research skills/experience. SWOT and gap analyses were performed. Results: A 27.2% response rate (N = 352) revealed a lack of diversity among 70% doctorally prepared membership, perceived competence with interprofessional collaboration (80%), and applying research to practice (80%). Doctorally prepared members reported experience using longitudinal designs (p =.05). PhD-prepared members reported experience using psychometrics and evaluations (p =.05). SWOT revealed a lack of service engagement. Gap analysis offered solutions to execute strategic goals. Conclusions: Association of Community/Public Health Nursing Educators may enhance future direction by advancing member diversity, professional development, collaborative scholarship, and mentoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-458
Number of pages10
JournalPublic Health Nursing
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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