Correct Answer: The Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC)
Rationale : The Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) is standardized classification of interventions that
describes the activities that nurses perform. NIC is used in all care settings. An intervention is described as “any
treatment, based upon clinical judgment and knowledge, that a nurse performs to enhance patient/client
outcomes“ (The University of Iowa, 2010a). The current NIC edition (2008) has 542 interventions (Bulechek,
Butcher, & Dochterman, 2008). The interventions are grouped together by 30 classes and seven domains. Each
intervention includes a label name, a definition, a unique code, and associated nursing activities.
Cognitive Level: Understanding
Client Need: Safe Effective Care Environment
Client Need Sub: Management of Care
Nursing/Integrated Concepts: Communication and Documentation
Which of the following answers depicts the use of the ANA recognized nursing classifications to codify data?
1. The ANA recognized nursing classifications codify data used during the nursing process such as assessments,
nurse sensitive problems, interventions, and outcomes.
2. The ANA recognized nursing classifications codify data is used to support input devices.
3. The ANA recognized nursing classifications align nursing outcomes.
4. The ANA recognized nursing classifications codify data for retrieval of billing invoices.