Nursing Care Plans Based on NANDA, Nursing Interventions Classification, and Nursing Outcomes Classification: The Investigation of the Effectiveness of an Educational Intervention in Greece

Int J Nurs Knowl. 2017 Apr;28(2):88-93. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12120. Epub 2015 Oct 16.


Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of an educational intervention on home nursing care plans based on NANDA, Nursing Interventions Classification, and Nursing Outcomes Classification for registered nurses working at primary healthcare settings in Greece.

Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study without a control group. The sample consisted of 19 registered nurses. The study tool was a questionnaire administered pre- and post-educational intervention.

Findings: The intervention improved their skills on nursing diagnoses' nomination, proper formulation, and individualization of defining characteristics, but it did not improve them in desired outcomes formulation.

Conclusions: A significant effect of an educational intervention on nursing care plans was demonstrated.

Implications for nursing practice: Nurses' knowledge and attitudes are important for understanding and integrating documentation within the nursing process.

Keywords: Home nursing care; NNN; nursing care plan.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing, Continuing / organization & administration*
  • Greece
  • Humans
  • Nursing Care*
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care*
  • Patient Care Planning*