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Standardizing the Language of Public Health Nursing:

Integrating the Nursing Interventions Classification System (NIC)

 and the Core Public Health Functions  

Mary Lober Aquilino, PhD, RN, FNP  mary-aquilino@uiowa.edu

Eleanor McClelland, PhD, MPH, RN

Mary Tarbox, EdD, RN

 

Mary Lober Aquilino is a Research Scientist at the University of Iowa
College of Public Health in the Department of Community and Behavioral
Health and a Guest Lecturer in public health nursing at Mt. Mercy College
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She has been actively involved with the development
of standardized nursing languages since 1994 when she became an
investigator on the Nursing-Sensitive Outcomes Classification (NOC)
research team at the University of Iowa. Dr. Aquilino chairs the NOC focus
group on community health. Her work on the Nursing Interventions
Classification research team (NIC) at UI is the focus of this article.

Eleanor McClelland is Associate Professor at the University or Iowa College
of Nursing, in the area of Community Health Nursing, and is a member of the
Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) research team at the University
of Iowa. Dr. McClelland teaches graduate and undergraduate students and
has numerous publications and presentations related to community health
nursing and undergraduate nursing education.

Mary Tarbox is Professor and Chair of the Department of Nursing at Mt.
Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and adjunct faculty at the University
of Iowa College of Nursing. She is a member of the Nursing Interventions
Classification (NIC) research team at the University of Iowa. Dr. Tarbox
teaches public health nursing, nursing history and foundations of nursing.
She is a site evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
and chair of the North Central Association Steering Committee for
re-accreditation.