Goal Setting in Nursing


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Goal setting occurs during which phase of the nursing process?

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1. Goals that are SMART are Specific, Measurable, Action Oriented, _____, and Timely.

2. Which criteria of goal setting is this goal missing? The patient will eat 85% of his meal by himself.

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of why it is important for nurses to make goals and of the ways to make setting goals easier.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See if you know:

  • Which phase of the nursing process that goal setting occurs in
  • SMART goals
  • Purpose of goal setting in nursing
  • Recommendations for writing goal statements

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the goal setting in nursing lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the SMART goal setting outline and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the purpose of setting goals in nursing

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about how to set goals as a nurse? The lesson titled Goal Setting in Nursing can help you learn more. It can also help you:

  • Identify why goal setting is important in nursing
  • Understand the SMART goal criteria and why each component is important
  • Review the reasoning behind goals setting in nursing and the goals that are accomplished
  • Learn about how nursing goals should be written