Assignment: Nursing Home SWOT Analysis

Assignment: Nursing Home SWOT Analysis


Assignment: Nursing Home SWOT Analysis

Question Description
The SWOT analysis is a major component of the strategic planning process. It provides leadership with an evaluation of organizational performance in relation to competitors and external forces. This evaluation helps leaders capitalize on organizational strengths and improve its weaknesses in order to differentiate itself from competitors. For this Assignment, you conduct a SWOT analysis for a health care organization.

To prepare:

Review the Jasper Gardens Nursing Home case study in this week’s Learning Resources.
Analyze strengths of the organization. Consider the following questions:
What does this organization do particularly well? Does it have a specific and recognized niche?
What resources does the organization have that might set it apart from its competition or position it for future growth?
What does the market perceive as strengths of the organization?
What financial considerations are relevant to its strengths?
Analyze weaknesses of the organization. Consider the following questions:
What needs improvement within the organization?
What resource deficits might impact this organization?
What does the market perceive as weaknesses of the organization?
What financial considerations are relevant to weaknesses?
Analyze opportunities of the organization. Consider the following questions:
With strengths and weaknesses in mind, what opportunities are available to this organization?
Are there current trends that might translate into opportunities?
Analyze threats to the organization. Consider the following questions:
What competitive threats exist for the organization?
Do insufficient or outdated resources hamper the organization?
Are there any current trends that might translate into threats?
Do any market, regulatory, and/or legal issues present threats?
Note: Your Assignment should show effective application of triangulation of content and resources in your conclusion and recommendations.
The Assignment

Using the SWOT Analysis Template provided in this week’s Learning Resources, complete a 1-page SWOT analysis matrix. The matrix should include a bulleted list of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for Jasper Gardens Nursing Home. Synthesize the information you have gathered from your analysis so that each bullet point clearly represents the most significant considerations within each category. While this is a 1-page document that might appear to be simple, each point must be the result of deep and critical thinking.

Note: Your Assignment must be written in standard edited English. Be sure to support your work with specific citations. Be sure to follow APA guidelines for your citations, title page, and reference page. Your matrix, however, does not need to follow APA formatting.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.