Nursing according to the American Nurses Association (ANA)
is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations
serves as the organizational framework for the practice of nursing; a systematic method by which nurses plan and provide care for patients; involves a problem-solving approach that enables the nurse to identify patient problems and potential problems.
assessment; diagnosis; outcomes identification; planning; implementation; evalution
The nursing process’ six dynamic and interrelated phases