FOR THE NURSING
MARIYA LUZ R. FORTES, R.N.
Define the meaning of planning in an
organization or in nursing service.
Able to identify and understand why managers
fail to plan effectively.
Able to classify the level of management and
identify the scope of planning and what their
responsibilities in the organization.
Able to comprehend the four major aspects of
is defined as pre-determining a course of action
in order to arrive at a desired result.
A CONTINUOUS PROCESS of assessing, establishing
goals and ob
jectives, implementing and
evaluating them, and sub jecting these to change
as new facts are known.
(Douglas, 1986 in Venzon)
Planning leads to the achievement of goals
Planning gives meaning to work.
Planning provides for effective use of
available resources and facilities.
Planning helps in coping with crises. Hospital
should provide for disaster plans.
Planning is cost effective.
Planning is based on past and future
Planning leads to the realization of the need
Planning provides the basis for control.
Planning is necessary for effective control.
Lack of Knowledge of the Philosophy, Goals, and
Objectives of the agency or lack understanding of
the significance of the planning process.
They may not know how to manage their time to
devote for planning.
They may lack confidence in formulating plans or
may fear that planning may bring about unwanted
changes that they are unwilling to undertake or are
unable to cope with.
• or the Nursing Directors, Chief Nurses or
Directors of Nursing and their assistants.
• Their responsibility covers the over-all
management of the organization’s Nursing
• Or the Nursing Supervisors
• Direct the activities to actually implement the
broad operating policies of the organization
such as staffing and delivery of services to
• or the First – Level management, the Head
Nurses or Senior Nurses ( including Charge
Nurses or team leaders
• Do the daily and weekly plans for the
administration of direct patient care in their