Nursing Professional Goal Statement
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Let's review how to write a nursing goal statement and the purpose of nursing goals. First, the goal needs to be specific. What is the response desired? 'Specific' refers to who, what, when, where and why. 'Measurable' means that you can actually measure and evaluate the progress of that goal in a concrete way. How will the client look or behave if the healthy response is achieved? What can I see, hear, measure, observe? 'Action-oriented' means there are actions that can be taken to reach the goal. Are there nursing interventions needed to reach that goal? 'Realistic' includes the ability to work on the goal - having the resources, attitudes, abilities and skills to reach this goal. Is this a realistic outcome for the patient considering all of the factors involved, including the client's capabilities and limitations? Finally, 'Timely' means that there is an end date at which the goal is going to be evaluated. When do we expect the goal to be reached?