A nurse is completing the care plan for a patient with congestive heart failure (CHF) and wishes to assign a nursing diagnosis to the patient. What statement best describes the diagnosis phase of the nursing process?

The nurse identifies responses to actual or potential health problems.

Explanation

•During the diagnosis phase of the nursing process, the nurse identifies responses to actual or potential health problems.

Incorrect answer choices:

•During the assessment phase of the nursing process, the nurse collects patient information.

•In the planning phase of the nursing process, the nurse develops a strategy to lessen or eliminate the patient's problems.

•In the evaluation phase, the nurse determines if the plan has been effective.

Visit our website for other NCLEX topics now!