Nursing Care Plans

  1. Hi Rebecca! Welcome to nursing! At your school do they start careplans right off bat? I didn't start doing careplans till 2cnd semester. I am in the ADN program going into my 3rd semester in August. Our instructors did get upset with us if they didn't like our careplans. To me it is one of the hardest things to adjust to. The careplans we did, the nurses did not follow it. We turned our careplans into our instructor and the nurses never seen our careplans. Our instructors advised the nurses what were going to do to this patient and we just charted it after we were done. I am not sure if we are going to have to turn that in 3rd semester but I'll let you know when I get there. I have a web site you might want to go to were there are all the careplans you can think of. Those sites helped me last semester. It is Good luck in nursing!

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  3. by   Rebecca Fleissner
    Hello everyone! I am starting the nursing program in Aug. The ? I want to ask is this. If you make a care plan for a pt how do you know the nurses on other shifts will follow the plan, or do they also make care plans for the same pt? This seems confusing to me because if I have several diagnoses in order of importance who is to say another nurse may not agree with me. Who goes over these plans and what do instructors like to see in care plans? I have heard of some instructors simply ripping students care plans up right in front of them. I don't want that to happen to me! Any info would help. Thanks!!