4.9 Summary of the Nursing Process

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You have now learned how to perform each step of the nursing process according to the ANA Standards of Professional Nursing Practice. Critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and clinical judgment are used when assessing the patient, creating a nursing care plan, and implementing interventions. Frequent reassessment, with revisions to the care plan as needed, is important to help the patient achieve expected outcomes. Throughout the entire nursing process, the patient always remains the cornerstone of nursing care. Providing individualized, patient-centered care and evaluating whether that care has been successful in achieving patient outcomes are essential for providing safe, professional nursing practice.

Video Review of Creating a Sample Care Plan[1]

  1. RegisteredNurseRN. (2015, June11). Nursing care plan tutorial | How to complete a care plan in nursing school [Video]. YouTube. All rights reserved. Video used with permission. https//youtu.be/07Z4ywfmLg8


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