SWOT is an acronym for -Strengths -Weaknesses -Opportunities -Threats
A SWOT analysis -helps to improve personal and professional development -to understand yourself better -to decide which areas you need to develop and set goals for. SWOT Analysis and Action plan
Learning outcome 1 Illustrate the ability to develop and maintain a supportive relationship with the learner that promotes socialisation and integration in the workplace and develop plans for ongoing support. Strengths
►I have a pleasant nature and am able to maintain effective working relationships with other member of staffs.
►I have much professional experience
►Peers comment that Iam a hard worker and have good professional knowledge.
►I do night shifts to arrange child care so I seldom get chance to work with students.
►I did my nursing in India so Iam unsure about the responsibilities of student nurses of each year.
►Lack of experience as being an associate mentor.
►My accent/pronunciation make others difficult to understand me. Opportunities
►As to achieve my goal I take this opportunity to involve other member of staffs in the induction phase and throughout the placement to improve integration into the whole team.
►Update ward welcome pack with essential information for the students including terminologies used on the ward.
►Busyness of the ward and shortage of staff gives less time to work and assess the learner.
►I need to make sure that off duty presents sufficient time and arrange shifts to work with students.
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