Need help with nursing diagnosis

  1. Can anyone recommend a book that I can use for nursing diagnosis? My instructors are completely nailing me for my nursing diagnosis. I am gathering all data from my patients and prioritizing but I'm never right. My instructors are always giving low scores because they don't agree with me or I'm missing the correct interventions or timing is not appropriate. I'm just losing it here...
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Have you reached out to your instructors for assistance?
  4. by   sydneyxmoon
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Have you reached out to your instructors for assistance?
    I will tomorrow. She honestly scares the living poop out of me but I will go in to see her tomorrow.
  5. by   Windchaser22
    This is the school nurse forum. There is an entire book filled with nursing dx, I just can't remember the name of it.
  6. by   MHDNURSE
    Quote from Windchaser22
    This is the school nurse forum. There is an entire book filled with nursing dx, I just can't remember the name of it.
    Manual of Nursing Diagnosis, by Marjorie Gordon
  7. by   OneWhisper
    I used Nursing Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care. I used the 10th edition, but here is a link to the newest edition:
    Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 11e: 978323322249: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com

    It's a GREAT book!! I always did well on my care plans. My instructor's never had any issues with my diagnoses or plans for my patients. The book has a front part that explains how to write a nursing diagnosis - the different parts of it. A second section that has medical diagoses in alphabetical order, where you can look up the patient's medical diagnosis, and under there you will find nursing diagnoses that go with it. The third section is nursing diagnoses. Each nursing diagnoses has related factors, goals/outcomes, nursing interventions, discharge planning, evaluation, etc. I looked at a ton of different care plan books and this was by far the best one I ever found!!

    Good luck!
  8. by   KrCmommy522
    Nursing Diagnosis Handbook An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care.

    Nursing Diagnosis Handbook: An Evidence-Based Guide to Planning Care, 1e: 97832385496: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com

    Best book ever! Will help you in all aspects of your care plan!

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