Which of the following is the best example of an appropriate patient-centered nursing goal?


•A patient-centered nursing goal needs to be SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, and Time-oriented).

Incorrect options:

•'Walking around the hospital' is not specific enough or measurable (how far, when?).

•'Eating a sufficient amount of food' is not specific enough.

•'Self-administering IV medications' is not appropriate or attainable.

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