Assessment provides the foundation for development of an IHP.
What are your student’s health issues?
- Health history
- Current health status/management
- Self-care skills/needs
- Psychosocial status
- Health issues related to learning
Nursing Diagnosis details how the student is going to function in the school setting with this condition. There are three types of Nursing Diagnosis: Actual, Risk, and Wellness.
It gives direction to:
- Identifying outcomes
- Selection of nursing interventions
- The evaluation of the interventions implemented
Goals are a statement of what is desired. Goals must be measurable and attainable. They should describe a measurable that is evident after nursing interventions have been completed. All goals will very depending on the setting and the student.
Nursing Interventions describe what’s going to be done to meet the identifiable goals. Nursing interventions will very by the setting and the student. Some may be delegated but be careful to know your state’s delegation laws.
Expected Outcomes are what the student is expected to do, experience or learn.
Essential characteristics of outcome criteria are that they must be:
- Long-term or short-term
- In measurable behaviors
- Specific in content and time
- Realistic and achievable