00.01 Nursing Care Plans Course Introduction

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Included In This Lesson


Learn the most effective way to write a Nursing Care Plan and how to use them in a clinical setting. This lesson includes examples of nursing care plans for the most common disease processes and all the major body systems. When you complete this course, you will be able to write and implement powerful and effective nursing care plans.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the purpose and use of Nursing Care Plans, both in school and in the real-world clinical setting.
  2. Implement the 5 Step process to writing a Nursing Care Plan.
  3. Use examples of Nursing Care Plans as a guide to developing your own patient-centered Nursing Care Plans.
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Hey guys, my name is Nicole Weaver and I am so excited to bring you this nursing care plans course. So I’ve been a nurse for 10 years and I’ve been in education for five. And I can tell you nursing care plans are something that students get really overwhelmed with, but even as experienced nurses or even a new nurse, it’s really hard sometimes to kind of organize your care and to understand the purpose of a nursing care plan. Because the reality is you have so much information, you’ve got an entire medical record in front of you. You’ve got the actual patient and what’s going on with them. You’ve got, um, your things that the patient or their family are telling you. There’s tons of information that you really have to be able to dig through, pick out the most important things, um, and plan your care around it. So what we’ve done inside NRSNG is we’ve really simplified nursing care plans for you. 


So, we’ve given you the pathophysiology, the goals that you want for your patient, the data you’re going to see and what the heck you’re going to do about it for these patients. And so what you’re going to find in every lesson in this course is a link to our nursing care plan library, where you can actually go and check out. We’ve got over a hundred nursing care plans there, um, that you can use to your advantage. But the coolest part about this course is what we’re actually going to do is break down what nursing care plans are, what their purpose is and kind of how they’re used. We’re going to teach you how to write a really great nursing care plan. And we’re going to give you tons of examples of what it looks like to think through this process and create a nursing care plan. So I hope you enjoy it. Dive in, learn how to do this process and become really comfortable and become a pro at writing nursing care plans. All right, guys, go out and be your best selves today. And as always happy nursing.

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