This nursing care plan is for patients who are experiencing wandering due to dementia. According to Nanda the definition of wandering is the state in which an individual with dementia has meandering, aimless, or repetitive locomotion that exposes him or her to harm. Dementia is where a patient suffers from loss intellectual capacity due to damaged […]
Free Care Plans
Free care plans list: Browse our care plan database for nurses and nursing students below to learn more about how care plans are arranged, organized, and created. We have placed these care plans online so that nursing students (and pre-nursing students) can get an idea of how care plans are created, and what care plans will look like in nursing school. These are meant for educational purposes only, and are not designed to be actual treatment protocols for patients.
While we encourage nursing students to view these care plans to help them understand how they are developed (and to practice creating them), students should never copy them as their own homework. It is very important to learn how care plans are created, as this is a vital part of the nursing process--even though they can be tedious to complete in nursing school. If you want to learn more about care plans, please see our nursing care plans article.
This nursing care plan is for patients who are experiencing powerlessness. According to Nanda, the definition of powerlessness is a state in which an individual or group perceives a lack of personal control over certain events or situations, which affects outlook, goals, and lifestyles. Patients who are experiencing powerlessness may feel like they have no control […]
This nursing care plan is for patients who are presenting themselves as Non-compliant. A patient is considered non-compliant when they desire to comply but cannot due to certain factors preventing them to do so. The preventing factors can be a number of things from situational barriers due to financial issues to impaired ability to complete […]
This nursing care plan is for patients who have a latex allergy. Latex allergies are now seen more commonly in the hospital setting. Signs and symptoms that a patient has a latex allergy are: positive skin test to natural rubber latex (NRL), itching, skin redness, hives, sneezing, coughing, wheezing or even as a severe as anaphylactic […]
This nursing care plan is for patients who are experiencing urinary retention. Patients can experience urinary retention for numerous reasons. Some of these reasons include: strictures, prostate enlargement, drug side effects, diabetic neuropathy, uteterocele, just to name a few. Urinary retention is where patients are unable to completely empty their bladder of urine. Patients will most commonly tell […]
This nursing care plan Risk for Infection includes a diagnosis and care plan for nurses with nursing interventions and outcomes for the following conditions: Patients who have undergone treatment for cancer or currently have an untreated cancer can develop who is called Neutropenia. Neutropenia is where a patient does not have enough “fighting cells” to […]
This nursing care plan Risk for Injury includes a diagnosis and care plan for nurses with nursing interventions and outcomes for the following conditions: Diplopia also known as Double Vision. Patients with diplopia, double vision, are at risk for injury due to an impairment of one of the five senses, vision. Patients with diplopia see two images of […]