Nursing Diagnosis

Hello and welcome to our database of different nursing diagnoses!
Get to know the definition, related factors, defining characteristics, and goals and outcomes for each nursing diagnosis. You'll also be guided on how to obtain your assessment data to justify the nursing diagnosis. Lastly, we'll list the different nursing interventions with their rationales.

What is a Nursing Diagnosis?

A nursing diagnosis may be part of the nursing process and is a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community experiences/responses to actual or potential health problems/life processes. Nursing diagnoses are developed based on data obtained during the nursing assessment. Learn about the types of nursing diagnosis and how to write them correctly with our guide below.

NURSING DIAGNOSIS LIST

Activity Intolerance – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan – Nurseslabs

Activity Intolerance

Activity Intolerance: Insufficient physiologic or psychological energy to endure or complete required or desired daily activities.
Acute Confusion Nursing Care Plan and Diagnosis

Acute Confusion

Acute Confusion: Abrupt onset of a cluster of global, transient changes and disturbances in attention, cognition, psychomotor activity, level of consciousness, or the sleep/wake cycle.
Acute Pain – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Acute Pain

Acute Pain: Unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage; sudden or slow onset of any intensity from mild to severe with an anticipated or predictable end and a duration of less than 6 months.
Anxiety – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Anxiety

Anxiety: Vague uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread accompanied by an autonomic response.
Caregiver Role Strain – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Caregiver Role Strain

Caregiver Role Strain: Difficulty in performing family caregiver role.
Chronic Pain – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain: Unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage...a duration of greater than 6 months.

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Constipation – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Constipation

Constipation: Decrease in normal frequency of defecation accompanied by difficult or incomplete passage of stool and/or passage of excessively hard, dry stool.
Decreased Cardiac Output

Decreased Cardiac Output

Decreased Cardiac Output: Inadequate blood pumped by the heart to meet the metabolic demands of the body.
Deficient Fluid Volume – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Deficient Fluid Volume

Deficient Fluid Volume: Decreased intravascular, interstitial, and/or intracellular fluid. This refers to dehydration, water loss alone without change in sodium.
Deficient Knowledge – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Deficient Knowledge

Deficient Knowledge: Absence or deficiency of cognitive information related to specific topic.
Diarrhea – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Diarrhea

Diarrhea: Passage of loose, unformed stools.

Disturbed Body Image

Disturbed Body Image: Confusion in mental picture of one's physical self.
Disturbed Thought Processes – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Disturbed Thought Processes

Disturbed Thought Processes: The state in which an individual experiences a disruption in such mental activities as conscious thought, reality orientation, problem solving, judgment, and comprehension related to coping, personality, and/or mental disorder.
Excess Fluid Volume – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Excess Fluid Volume

Excess Fluid Volume: Increased isotonic fluid retention.
Fatigue – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Fatigue

Fatigue: An overwhelming sustained sense of exhaustion and decreased capacity for physical and mental work at usual level.
Fear Nursing Diagnosis and Care Planning

Fear

Fear: Response to perceived threat that is consciously recognized as danger.
Functional Urinary Incontinence – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Functional Urinary Incontinence

Functional Urinary Incontinence: Inability of usually continent person to reach toilet in time to avoid unintentional loss of urine.
Hopelessness Nursing Care Plan and Nursing Diagnosis

Hopelessness

Hopelessness: Subjective state in which an individual sees limited or no alternatives or personal choices available and is unable to mobilize energy on own behalf.
Hyperthermia – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia: Body temperature elevated above normal range.
Hypothermia

Hypothermia

Hypothermia: Body temperature below normal range.
Imbalanced Nutrition: Less Than Body Requirements

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less Than Body Requirements

Imbalanced Nutrition: Less Than Body Requirements: Intake of nutrients insufficient to meet metabolic needs.
Imbalanced Nutrition: More Than Body Requirements – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Imbalanced Nutrition: More Than Body Requirements

Imbalanced Nutrition: More Than Body Requirements: Intake of nutrients that exceeds metabolic needs.

Impaired Gas Exchange

Impaired Gas Exchange: Excess or deficit in oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide elimination at the alveolar-capillary membrane.
Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane Nursing Diagnosis

Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane

Impaired Oral Mucous Membrane: Disruption of the lips and/or soft tissue of the oral cavity.
Impaired Physical Mobility – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Impaired Physical Mobility

Impaired Physical Mobility: Limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities.
Impaired Swallowing

Impaired Swallowing

Impaired Swallowing: Abnormal functioning of the swallowing mechanism associated with deficits in oral, pharyngeal, or esophageal structure or function.
Impaired Tissue Integrity

Impaired Tissue Integrity

Impaired Tissue Integrity: Damage to mucous membrane, corneal, integumentary, or subcutaneous tissues.
Impaired Urinary Elimination

Impaired Urinary Elimination

Impaired Urinary Elimination: Dysfunction in urinary elimination.
Impaired Verbal Communication

Impaired Verbal Communication

Impaired Verbal Communication: Decreased, reduced, delayed, or absent ability to receive, process, transmit, and use a system of symbols.
Ineffective Airway Clearance – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Ineffective Airway Clearance

Ineffective Airway Clearance: Inability to clear secretions or obstructions from the respiratory tract to maintain a clear airway.
Ineffective Breathing Pattern – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Ineffective Breathing Pattern

Ineffective Breathing Pattern: Inspiration and/or expiration that does not provide adequate ventilation.
Ineffective Coping

Ineffective Coping

Ineffective Coping: Inability to form a valid appraisal of the stressors, inadequate choices of practiced responses, and/or inability to use available resources.
Ineffective Therapeutic Regimen Management

Ineffective Therapeutic Regimen Management

Ineffective Therapeutic Regimen Management: Pattern of regulating and integrating into daily living a program for treatment of illness and the sequelae of illness that is unsatisfactory for meeting specific health goals.
Ineffective Tissue Perfusion – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Ineffective Tissue Perfusion

Ineffective Tissue Perfusion: Decrease in oxygen, resulting in failure to nourish tissues at capillary level.
Latex Allergy Response – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Latex Allergy Response

Latex Allergy Response: A hypertensive reaction to natural latex rubber products.
Powerlessness Nursing Diagnosis and Care Plan

Powerlessness

Powerlessness: Perception that one's own action will not significantly affect an outcome; a perceived lack of control over a current situation or immediate happening.
Rape Trauma Syndrome

Rape Trauma Syndrome

Rape-Trauma Syndrome: Sustained maladaptive response, violent sexual penetration against the victim's will and consent.
Reflex Urinary Incontinence – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Reflex Urinary Incontinence

Reflex Urinary Incontinence: Involuntary loss of urine at somewhat predictable intervals when a specific bladder volume is reached.
Risk for Aspiration – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Risk for Aspiration

Risk for Aspiration: At risk for entry of gastrointestinal secretions, oropharyngeal secretion, solids, or fluids into tracheobronchial passages.
Risk for Bleeding – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Risk for Bleeding

Risk for Bleeding: At risk for a decrease in blood volume that may compromise health.
Risk for Falls – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Risk for Falls

Risk for Falls: Increased susceptibility to falling that may cause physical harm.
Risk for Infection – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Risk for Infection

Risk for Infection: At increased risk for being invaded by pathogen organisms.
Risk for Injury

Risk for Injury

Risk for Injury: Vulnerable for injury as a result of environmental conditions interacting with the individual's adaptive and defensive resources, which may compromise health.
Risk for Unstable Blood Glucose Level

Risk for Unstable Blood Glucose Level

Risk for Unstable Blood Glucose Level: Risk for variation of blood glucose/sugar levels from the normal range.
Self-Care Deficit – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Self-Care Deficit

Self-Care Deficit: Impaired ability to perform or complete activities of daily living for oneself, such as feeding, dressing, bathing, toileting.
Stress Urinary Incontinence – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence: Sudden leakage of urine with activities that increase intraabdominal pressure.
What is a Nursing Diagnosis? Guide on How to Write Nursing Diagnosis

The Ultimate Guide to Nursing Diagnosis

A nursing diagnosis may be part of the nursing process and is a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community experiences/responses to actual or potential health problems/life processes.
Urge Urinary Incontinence – Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan - Nurseslabs

Urge Urinary Incontinence

Urge Urinary Incontinence: Involuntary passage of urine occurring soon after a strong sense of urgency to void.
-Urinary Retention Nursing Diagnosis and Care Plan

Urinary Retention

Urinary Retention: Incomplete emptying of the bladder.