The blending of nursing care with scientific problem solving method strengthens the nursing process. The most important responsibility of the nurse is to determine the nursing diagnosis and form the basis of the daily care process. The correct nursing diagnosis is made by integrating the observation and critical thinking of the nurse, being able to classify the problems correctly and having problem solving skills. Otherwise, there will be nurses who cannot perform the expected clinical reasoning and lack the ability to provide safe care. Components of problem solving skills, similar to the stages of the nursing process; It progresses in the form of encountering the problem, collecting data, determining the problem, creating possible solutions, choosing the appropriate solution, applying and evaluating the solution. A clear understanding of the problem is an important start in the diagnostic process. Getting started right is important for the data collection phase. Solution creation stage is the stage that requires the most mental ability in the problem solving process. The nurses' ability to make the right decisions will form the basis for the improvement of patient care results and the future of professional nursing practices. This article is discussed to discuss the effect of problem solving skills in determining the nursing diagnosis.
Nursing, nursing diagnosis, problem solving