A nursing diagnosis is used to determine the appropriate plan of care for the patient. The nursing diagnosis drives interventions and patient outcomes, enabling the nurse to develop the patient care plan. Nursing diagnoses also provide a standard nomenclature for use in the Electronic Health Record, enabling clear communication among care team members and the collection of data for continuous improvement in patient care.
VIDEO FAQ In this Video FAQ, we explore the importance of NANDA-I nursing diagnoses to the knowledge and science of nursing, and to safe patient care. Includes video clips of Dr. Margaret Lunney, renowned author, educator and researcher, and of Jennifer Hafner, BSN, RN, Staff Nurse from Aspirus Wausau Hospital.