About This Chapter
Goal Setting & Task Management for Nurses - Chapter Summary
The lessons contained in this chapter can help nurses learn valuable ways to manage tasks and goals in their professional lives. Some of the topics that your employees can learn about in this chapter include:
- Importance of performance and personal goals
- Setting goals in nursing
- The purpose and steps of the nursing process
- Nursing interventions
- Homeostasis and adaptation to stress
The lesson instructors go over all of these points, and more, in a clear and comprehensive online format. Your employees can also see how much they remember from each lesson by taking the practice quizzes also included in this chapter.
How It Helps
- Teaches process: By understanding and incorporating the nursing process, nurses will be able to provide excellent care to their patients.
- Offer strategies: By offering helpful strategies for task management, these lessons will help nurses manage tasks better to improve their efficiency on the job.
- Goal achievement: These lessons offer helpful tips for setting and achieving goals, as well as ways to compare results to determine if a goal achievement.
By the end of this chapter, your nurses will be able to:
- Understand what performance goals are
- Explain how setting personal goals can affect motivation
- Review the goals that they have achieved for themselves
- Create nursing goal statements
- Detail the purpose and steps of the nursing process
- List the principles of recording in nursing
- Demonstrate awareness of nursing intervention
- Describe the relationship between homeostasis and stress in the workplace
1. What are Performance Goals? - Definition & Examples
Learn what performance goals are and how they are vital to your job success. Find out the keys to setting effective SMART goals, and see a few examples of how these goals can be written.
2. Practical Application: Setting Performance Goals
Many leaders struggle to articulate their expectations of employees in a way that is clear and concise. These three scenarios will guide you through the process of creating, revising, and monitoring good performance goals in a variety of situations.
3. How Personal Goals Impact Motivation
Our personal goals give our lives meaning, but whether we achieve those goals depends very much on our motivation. Through this lesson, you will learn about the connection between motivation and goals and explore some ways to successfully achieve your own goals.
4. Reviewing Goal Achievement: Comparing Results to Set Goals
Progress towards goals must be monitored and reviewed to determine whether you're on the right track. In this lesson, you'll learn about comparing results against a standard to determine goal achievement.
5. Goal Setting in Nursing
Goal setting in nursing provides direction for planning nursing interventions and evaluating patient progress. Learn how to create measurable, patient-oriented nursing goal statements.
6. Nursing Process: Purpose and Steps
The nursing process is a series of organized steps designed for nurses to provide excellent care. Learn the five phases, including assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating.
7. Principles of Recording in Nursing
Proper record keeping is an important aspect of patient care. A patient record is a permanent document that chronicles a patient's care history. Learn why record keeping is important and the principles of record keeping in the nursing profession.
8. What Is Nursing Intervention? - Definition & Examples
Let's learn more about nursing interventions. In this lesson, we will cover the definition, the classifications and the different types of interventions that are available in the nursing profession.
9. Homeostasis and Adaptation to Stress
Homeostasis can seem complicated, but really it's just a balancing act. This lesson will look at how stress can affect us and the important part it plays in maintaining homeostasis.
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