Identify an issue commonly faced by nurse leaders serving in supervisory roles within healthcare organizations.

SWOT Analysis Assignment Overview: CSLO 1, 5 (USLO 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
The purpose of this assignment is to identify an issue commonly faced by nurse leaders serving in supervisory roles within healthcare organizations. The topic chosen for this assignment will be used later in the course to write a white paper and present an elevator speech as if you are a nurse leader presenting the issue and solution to the organization’s board of directors.
Assignment 1: SWOT Analysis
Identify an issue within the healthcare environment that is commonly faced by nurse leaders that impacts the delivery of safe, quality patient care.
Discuss the issue and explain the reason or reasons that this issue presents a problem within the healthcare environment. Note: the SWOT analysis is evaluating the capacity of the unit for change not the change itself (strengths of the unit to make the change, weaknesses that would make the change difficult…etc.).
Utilize at least 1-2 evidence-based references to support the SWOT analysis. References should not be older than 2-3 years. They should come from a credible, reliable source.
Discuss the role of the nurse leader in this issue. Remember that a SWOT analysis is subjective.
Complete the SWOT analysis on the issue. Be sure to include and describe at least
three (3) strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Summarize the SWOT analysis including the following sections:
Introduction: Issue Description- Provide a discussion of the issue and reasoning provided for the issue.
Introduction: Role in Issue- Provide a discussion of your role in the issue as a nurse and nurse leader. Use 2-3 examples/key points to support your point of view.
Strengths- Identify at least three strengths.
Weakness- Identify at least three weaknesses/limitations.
Opportunities- Identify at least three opportunities.
Threats- Identify at least three threats.
Conclusion- Provides a detailed summary of the issue, role of leader in the issue, and the SWOT
Reference Page- Provides a reference page that uses at least 1-2 evidence-based references to
support the SWOT analysis. References should be presented in APA format.

Complete the above assignment before begining the
paper (assignment 2)

White Paper Assignment Overview: CSLO 1- 6 USLOs 1.1,1.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 6.2
The purpose of this assignment is to present a well-developed white paper addressing the issue identified in the SWOT analysis. Nursing leaders use white papers to outline particularly complex issues and present evidence-based solutions to these complex issues. While white papers include scholarly evidence and references, they are not scholarly research papers.

• Introduction
o Describe the purpose of the white paper and what the audience can expect.
o Include a concise summary of the SWOT analysis findings, to include the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats identified.
– Ensure you apply instructor feedback from the SWOT analysis assignment.

• Problem Statement & Background
o Provide a concise, two to three sentence statement of the issue. (Remember who the audience is!)
o Discuss statistics and scholarly evidence (at least 5 sources) to demonstrate the presence of the issue, the significance of the issue, and the impact of the issue on healthcare organizations.

• Contributing Factors
o Discuss legal and ethical considerations.
o Discuss the relationship between the chosen issue and the following:
the presence of a healthy work environment, diversity, equity, inclusion, and organizational structure.
For each of these elements, provide an analysis of the impact of these elements on
the issue at hand.

• Proposed Solution: Provide a comprehensive discussion on the proposed solution, including:
implementation, resources required (to include consumables, personnel, and equipment wheremappropriate and applicable), timeline, goals, and intended outcomes

Conclusion: Summarize the content of the white paper, concluding with an additional two to three sentence call to action.

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