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Nursing diagnosis

Part 1: Introduction

In the 2015 Regulation, LPNs are authorized to make a nursing diagnosis without an order. If the LPN is determining the appropriate care for a client, the LPN must first make a nursing diagnosis of a condition as the cause of the client's signs or symptoms.

All LPNs perform assessment as part of the nursing process; however, autonomously making a nursing diagnosis about the cause of a client's condition and autonomously determining what nursing interventions will improve or resolve the client's condition will be new for some LPNs.  ​

Nursing process​​​

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