Terminology owner/maintenance organisation

Name, contact details, website
International Classification of Nursing Practice

Formal name of the code system

 International Classification for Nursing Practice

Short name or abbreviation of the code system name

Technical identifier/s of the code system (OIDs, URNs etc)OID: 2.16.840.1.113883.6.97

Scope/domain statement for the code system

(Official or from HTA)

The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) provides an agreed set of terms that can be used to record the observations and interventions of nurses across the world. ICNP also provides a framework for sharing data about nursing and for comparing nursing practice across settings. There are a number of benefits associated with the use of ICNP.

Link to information about the code system - including how to obtain the content


Arrangement or agreements with HL7 for use of content

IP Information and Licensing Information

ICNP is owned and copyrighted by the International Council of Nurses (ICN). ICN is interested in facilitating access to ICNP and promoting its use. In order to assure the quality of the terminology, any use of ICNP (commercial or not) requires permission from ICN. If ICNP is distributed for intended profit within a product (e.g. software or a publication), there is a licensing fee and you should contact Amy Amherdt at icnp@icn.chFor non-commercial and not-for-profit (such as within research or educational programmes), there is no fee, and requires the completion of an online request form obtained from: https://www.icn.ch/what-we-do/projects/ehealth/icnp-download/download-of-the-icnp.

HL7 users of this information - which HL7 products use this link (if known)

Process to request content change

ICNP change requests can be sent to Amy Amherdt at icnp@icn.ch.

Other useful Information

Information current as at (date)


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