Which is the correct order of the steps in the nursing process?


•The proper sequence of events in the nursing process is the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing, and evaluating.

Think "A-D-PIE" to help you remember the correct sequence when you're learning the steps. Like a piece of cake... er... PIE!

•The nurse's assessment gives the nurse the information needed to identify actual and potential problems affecting the patient. The nurse can use this information to develop a nursing diagnosis and plan appropriate interventions. The nurse should involve other members of the interdisciplinary team as necessary to implement the plan of care. After implementation, the nurse must reassess the problem to identify whether the interventions were effective.

•The other choices are not in the correct order.

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