Help for Nursing Students Preparing Care Plans and Maslow Documents is Just a Click Away offers a unique "Graded Care Plan Library" for nursing students.

Chicago, IL, August 16, 2008 --( Nursing care plans are documents that outline in detail the care to be provided to a patient. They are central to the nursing process. For the student nurse, preparing and writing a care plan can be very time consuming and complicated. A new website,, offers a unique graded care plan library whose aim is to assist nursing students by providing graded documents as case studies and resource learning tools.

“There are many websites and reference books that provide nursing care plan templates”, explains Patricia Lake, co-founder of CarePlans123. “Templates are useful in providing an outline for a starting point. They can be compared to the blueprints to building a house. Also useful for the builder (and to student nurses) are examples of the finished product.”

The member site provides a library of ”Graded Patient Care Plans" composed by student nurses. The graded patient care plans include rationales and instructor notes. Also useful for the nursing student, the site also provides a “Maslow Cheat Sheets” which is a Maslow template flow sheet. The Maslow flow sheet is designed to help nursing students save time and work with their Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns presentations.

The documents in the “graded care plan library” are provided by contributors and supporters of They are donated or provided in exchange for free membership, refunds on membership, or direct purchase.

Knowing what instructors look for when grading care plans and how they graded will help 1st and 2nd semester nursing students as they begin their education as well as 3rd and 4th semester nursing students as they continue their education. In addition to the unique care plan library, also offers educational articles, links, resources, forums and nightly live study chat sessions to assist nursing students.

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Patricia Lake