The nursing process is a systematic problem solving method that directs Registered Professional Nurses (RNs) in meeting the needs of patients. The process is documented through creation of individualized nursing care plans. Often times, practicing RNs verbalize that "care plans" are no longer used in clinical practice. Is this accurate? How can you respond to RNs who fail to see its benefit and view it as busy work? How do RNs implement the nursing process even when a written care plan is not required in a clinical setting? Argue the benefits of using the nursing process to provide safe, evidence-based, patient centered care and how it benefits the nursing profession.
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