HomeCareer8 steps for making effective nurse-patient assignments

8 steps for making effective nurse-patient assignments

Author(s): Stephanie B. Allen, PhD, RN, NE-BC

Successful assignments require attention to the needs of both nurses and patients.

Takeaways: 

  • Making nurse-patient assignments is challenging but rewarding. 
  • Nurse-patient assignments are created based on knowledge and understanding of nursing unit environment, nurse qualities, and patient characteristics. 
  • Clinical nurses are vital resources for critical changes in patient status. 
  • Nurse-patient assignments should be frequently reassessed and changed as needed to ensure continuous, safe, quality nursing care.

By Stephanie B. Allen, PhD, RN, NE-BC

This content is for Digital Access and Print Plus subscribers only.

Most Recent Content

For Nurse Practitioners

Couple talking to NP

Getting Covid Vaccine Won’t Hurt Pregnancy Chances; Getting Covid Could

Couples planning a pregnancy might be relieved to know that getting a Covid vaccine does not hurt their odds of conceiving, according to the...