Clinical Practice of Women’s Health Nursing Lesson in Turkey of Analysis: An Example of University

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Sena Kaplan1, Sevil ?ahin1, Ayten Ar?öz Düzgün2, Halime ABAY3, Esra Bükecik4, Aysun Bay Karabulut5


Objectives: The aim of this study was to conduct a “Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats”(SWOT)
analysis in order to assess strengths and weaknesses, threats and opportunities clinical practice of women’s
health nursing lesson (CPWHN) is facing.
Method: Embedded single-case research design was used in this study conducted with methodology of
qualitative research. Academicians and mentor nurse trainers who were teaching women’s health nursing
lesson were included in this study (n=13). Case analysis method was used to assess the data.
Finding: Strengths of CPWHN included the university being located in the capital of Turkey and certain
application hospitals offering case variety. Its weaknesses included failure to provide individualized
education due to high quotas for nursing students, lack of interest in CPWHN among male students due
to gender stereotypes. Opportunities of CPWHN included national and international exchange programs
for both students and academicians in addition to developments in innovative health practices; whereas the
threats it was facing included opening nursing programs at universities with insufficient academicians and
high quotas for nursing students due to high demand in nursing work force.
Conclusions: Improving weaknesses and turning threats into opportunities for CPWHN would be beneficial
in improving quality of nursing care after graduation.

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Sena Kaplan1, Sevil ?ahin1, Ayten Ar?öz Düzgün2, Halime ABAY3, Esra Bükecik4, Aysun Bay Karabulut5

1Associate Professor, 2Assistant Professor, 3Research Assistant Doctor,
4Research Assistant, Ankara Y?ld?r?m Beyaz?t University, 5Professor, Malatya Turgut Ozal University