what is a scientific process of nursing?

  1. I am a student nurse and it's my first year here, I would like to know if anybody can assist me so I can know exactly what is the scientific process of nursing.
    Last edit by madwife2002 on Feb 1, '14
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  3. by   SL2014
    Look in your text book or Google "nursing scientific process".

    We are here to clarify and point you in the right direction, not do your homework for you
  4. by   Esme12
    We are happy to help...what about this are you not understanding?

    The Nursing Process is really the Scientific Method in disguise:

    The steps of the scientific method are to:

    • Ask a Question
    • Do Background Research
    • Construct a Hypothesis
    • Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment
    • Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion
    • Communicate Your Results

    Steps of the Scientific MethodThe first 2 steps comprise the assessment, the hypothesis is analogous to the diagnosis; you plan the intervention, and analyze the outcomes as an experiment, and then reevaluate and document your results.

    Personally, I'm wondering how any lecturer can find 400 pages to drag out a relatively simple concept.

    When applied to nursing....Nursing Proccess & Critical Thinking Guide | NursingProccessSteps.com

    1. Assessment (collect data from medical record, do a physical assessment of the patient, assess adls, look up information about your patient's medical diseases/conditions to learn about the signs and symptoms and pathophysiology)
    2. Determination of the patient's problem(s)/nursing diagnosis (make a list of the abnormal assessment data, match your abnormal assessment data to likely nursing diagnoses, decide on the nursing diagnoses to use)
    3. Planning (write measurable goals/outcomes and nursing interventions)
    4. Implementation (initiate the care plan)
    5. Evaluation (determine if goals/outcomes have been met)