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Nursing: Care Plans

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Nursing Care Plans

The resources on this page will help you develop a nursing care plan: "based on a nursing assessment and a nursing diagnosis" that includes:

  • identification of the problems or diagnoses and the approach to solve those problems;
  • expected benefit to the patient;
  • specific actions that reflect the nursing approach and achieve the goals specified;
  • evaluation of the patient's response to care and readjustment of that care as required

- Mosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions

Online Resources

The Nursing Classification Systems

Explore the Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness for more information on the NIC and NOC classification systems.

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Books on Nursing Care Plans

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Books on Nursing Care Plans.