Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) -- Current Status and New Directions

Joanne C. McCloskey, PhD,RN,FAAN

Gloria M. Bulechek, PhD,RN,FAAN



The Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) is the only comprehensive standardized language that describes the interventions that nurses perform. This article overviews the Classification and then discusses current work and related issues. Topics covered include: development of community interventions, ongoing refinement of existing interventions, need for effectiveness research, determination of average time for each intervention, funding for ongoing work, copyright and licensing, and issues related to multiple classifications.

Keywords: interventions, classification, effectiveness, community interventions