Key Points The nursing process is a series of five steps: assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The steps of the nursing process are interdependent; each step requires information from the others for adequate development of an effective plan of care.What are the disadvantages of the nursing process?
Physical Demands. One of the disadvantages of the nursing profession is the physical demand that is placed on the nurse. Lifting is often a requirement of the job, and nurses may have to lift and transfer patients, as well as boxes and equipment, as a normal course of work.