During the planning stage of the nursing process, the nurse should

  1. collect pertinent data about the client.
  2. consider goals and select the best nursing interventions.
  3. evaluate success of the interventions.
  4. create a nursing diagnosis based upon the assessment.
Number 2 is correct.
Rationale: During the planning stage, the nurse should develop a care plan of interventions based on the identified goals. The steps of the nursing process are assessing (answer 1), analyzing, planning, implementing (answer 4), and evaluating (answer 3).