Terminology owner/maintenance organisation

Name, contact details, website

Center for Nursing Classification
College of Nursing
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

NIC is published by Elsevier. Citation for the current version:

Butcher, H. K., Bulechek, G. M., Dochterman, J. M., & Wagner, C. M. (Eds.). (2018). Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) (7th ed.). St. Louis: MO: Elsevier. [565 interventions]

Formal name of the code system

Nursing Interventions Classification

Short name or abbreviation of the code system name

Technical identifier/s of the code system (OIDs, URNs etc)

OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.15

URL: https://nursing.uiowa.edu/cncce/nursing-interventions-classification-overview

Scope/domain statement for the code system

(Official or from HTA)

The Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) is a standardized classification developed by a research team at the University of Iowa. The purpose of NIC is to define interventions that nurses do on behalf of patients in all care domains. An intervention is defined as “any treatment, based upon clinical judgment and knowledge, a nurse performs to enhance patient/client outcomes.” NIC is updated a five-year cycle.

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