This is the last step in nursing process. Throughout care, you constantly evaluate the progress the client has made towards reaching the pre-established goals/ objectives. This step is the process of determining the extent to which predetermined goals/objectives have been attained. The effectiveness of nursing care will be evaluated by you through observations of the client. It is important to have definite criteria in mind. These criteria should be observable and they should be measurable.
If you find that a prescribed strategy does not appear effective, try alternative course of action. You can also examine critically the soundness of the plan developed.
Evaluation'means a reassessment and a gathering of additional new information. On the basis of your reassessment and a gathering of additional new information, you may identify new problems, modify your plan of care or decide to try alternative interventions