Nursing Interventions Classification
The Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) is a care classification system which describes the activities that nurses perform as a part of the planning phase of the nursing process associated with the creation of a nursing care plan.
The NIC provides a four level hierarchy whose first two levels consists of a list of 433 different interventions, each with a definition in general terms, and then the ground-level list of a variable number of specific activities a nurse could perform to complete the intervention. The second two levels form a taxonomy in which each intervention is grouped into 27 classes, and each class is grouped into 6 domains.
An intent of this structure is to make it easier for a nurse to select an intervention for the situation, and to use a computer to describe the intervention in terms of standardized labels for classes and domains. Another intent is in each case to make it easy to use a Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS).
- Clinical Care Classification System
- Nursing Outcomes Classification
- Nursing care plan
- Nursing diagnosis
- Nursing process
- Nursing care
- Omaha System
- Iowa Intervention Project (1996). Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) (2nd ed.), St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book
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- Nursing Interventions Classification Archived 2008-04-16 at the Wayback Machine.