When does care planning begin? - page 2

I just began my first semester of school about eight weeks ago and I'm just curious when we as students can be expected to begin care plans? I know it varies from program to program (mine is a two... Read More

  1. by   Mommy2NQ
    Quote from ilivet0surfxx
    While I appreciate your experience and honesty, I was simply curious as to when the actual writing of care plans begins in school. I was also interested in others responses and experiences from their programs. In my program, we have just begun to incorporate the nursing process and have not begun writing care plans yet. Perhaps I worded the thread wrong. I'm fully aware that care planning and the nursing process continues all through a nurse's career, and I did not state anywhere in my post that I was fearful of this.

    I'm sorry if I offended you, but I was under the impression that this was a student forum, and questions are posted everyday on here. I've learned many helpful things so far by just reading other responses. I thought mine was harmless enough to post as well.
    I never got the impression that you were complaining about it. You just asked a question. I am pre nursing so I can not answer that question but good luck.
  2. by   bekindtokittens
    I'm a first semester student, and we covered care plans early in Fundamentals. Now that we have started clinicals, we are to write a care plan every week on our assigned patient. So far I've written two care plans according to my school's standards, and they've been about 10 pages each. We also write up a concept map with each patient.

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