Nursing Outcomes Classification

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Nurs·ing Out·comes Clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(NOC) (nŭrs'ing owt'kŭmz klas'i-fi-kā'shŭn)
Standardized classification of patient/client outcomes for evaluating effects of nursing interventions.
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In addition, there are classification systems such as North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA), Nursing Intervention Classification (NIC), and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) (Johnson, Bulechek, Douchterman, Maas, & Moorhead, 2001) to use as guides for professional practice (see Figure 3).