Nursing Outcomes Classification

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The Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) is a classification system which describes patient outcomes sensitive to nursing intervention. The NOC is a system to evaluate the effects of nursing care as a part of the nursing process. The NOC contains 330 outcomes, and each with a label, a definition, and a set of indicators and measures to determine achievement of the nursing outcome and are included The terminology is an American Nurses' Association-recognized terminology, is included in the UMLS, and is HL7 registered.[1][2]

With the development of advanced nursing practice and the need to demonstrate effectiveness in patient care, academics and advanced practitioners have started researching and identifying nursing-sensitive outcome.[3][4][5][6] These are defined as defined as an individual’s, family or community state, behaviour or perception that is measured along a continuum in response to nursing intervention.[7] Nursing sensitive outcomes have been identifying in rheumatology nursing,[8] paediatric nursing[9] and in intensive care.[10][11]

See also


  1. Donahue, M.P. & Brighton, V., Nursing outcome classification: Development and implementation, Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 1998, 12(5)
  2. S. Moorhead, M. Johnson, M. Maas, E. Swanson, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), Elsevier, Fourth Edition, 936 pages, 2007, ISBN 0-323-05408-0
  3. Doran, Diane M.; Harrison, Margaret B.; Laschinger, Heather S.; Hirdes, John P.; Rukholm, Ellen; Sidani, Souraya; Hall, Linda McGillis; Tourangeau, Ann E. (March 2006). "Nursing-sensitive outcomes data collection in acute care and long-term-care settings". Nursing Research. 55 (2 Suppl): S75–81. doi:10.1097/00006199-200603001-00012. ISSN 0029-6562. PMID 16601638.
  4. Ingersoll, G. L.; McIntosh, E.; Williams, M. (November 2000). "Nurse-sensitive outcomes of advanced practice". Journal of Advanced Nursing. 32 (5): 1272–1281. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2000.01598.x. ISSN 0309-2402. PMID 11115013.
  5. Krau, Stephen D. (2014-03-01). "Nurse-Sensitive Outcomes: Indicators of Quality Care?". Nursing Clinics. 49 (1): ix–x. doi:10.1016/j.cnur.2013.12.002. ISSN 0029-6465. PMID 24485192.
  6. Ingersoll, Gail L.; McIntosh, Elaine; Williams, Mamie (2000-11-01). "Nurse-sensitive outcomes of advanced practice" (PDF). Journal of Advanced Nursing. 32 (5): 1272–1281. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.2000.01598.x. ISSN 1365-2648.
  7. "Elsevier: Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 5th Edition: Moorhead, Johnson, Maas & Swanson". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  8. Minnock, Patricia; McKee, Gabrielle; Kelly, Alexia; Carter, Sheree C.; Menzies, Victoria; O’Sullivan, Denis; Richards, Pam; Ndosi, Mwidimi; Hustings, Yvonne van Eijk (2018-01-01). "Nursing sensitive outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A systematic literature review". International Journal of Nursing Studies. 77: 115–129. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.09.005. ISSN 0020-7489. PMID 29080437.
  9. Wilson, Sally; Bremner, Alexandra P.; Hauck, Yvonne; Finn, Judith (2012-07-20). "Identifying paediatric nursing-sensitive outcomes in linked administrative health data". BMC Health Services Research. 12: 209. doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-209. ISSN 1472-6963. PMC 3467158. PMID 22818363.
  10. Krapohl, Greta; Manojlovich, Milisa; Redman, Richard; Zhang, Lingling (November 2010). "Nursing specialty certification and nursing-sensitive patient outcomes in the intensive care unit". American Journal of Critical Care. 19 (6): 490–498, quiz 499. doi:10.4037/ajcc2010406. ISSN 1937-710X. PMID 21041193.
  11. Baggs, Judith Gedney; Schmitt, Madeline H.; Mushlin, Alvin I.; Mitchell, Pamela H.; Eldredge, Deborah H.; Oakes, David; Hutson, Alan D. (September 1999). "Association between nurse-physician collaboration and patient outcomes in three intensive care units". Critical Care Medicine. 27 (9): 1991–1998. doi:10.1097/00003246-199909000-00045. ISSN 0090-3493. PMID 10507630.

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