A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis–A Study of Association of Community/Public Health Nursing Educators Members

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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.



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