Nursing Interventions Classification, Standardized language, Clinical information system, Nursing information system, Database development



  1. Daly, Jeanette M. RN, PhD
  2. Button, Pat RN, EdD
  3. Prophet, Colleen M. RN, MA
  4. Clarke, Mary RN, MA
  5. Androwich, Ida RN, PhD


The authors describe the implementation of the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), a standardized nursing language in five test sites: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa; Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood. Illinois; Oaknoll Retirement Residence, Iowa City, Iowa; and The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. A description of NIC is provided along with a discussion of implementation issues and recommendations for implementation.