Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC)

Measurement of Health Outcomes


  • Sue Moorhead, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Director of Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Marion Johnson, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Meridean Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Emeritus, College of Nursing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Elizabeth Swanson, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Promoting safe and effective nursing care, Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC), 5th Edition standardizes the terminology and criteria needed to measure and evaluate outcomes that result from nursing interventions. Nearly 500 research-based nursing outcome labels - including 107 that are NEW to this edition - help to standardize expected patient outcomes. Specific indicators make it easier to evaluate and rate the patient in relation to outcome achievement. Written by an expert author team led by Sue Moorhead, this book is ideal for practicing nurses, students, educators, researchers, and administrators seeking to improve cost containment and patient outcomes.
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Book information

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  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-10009-0

Table of Contents

Front Matter

PART ONE: Overview and Use of Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) Chapter One: The Current Classification
Chapter Two: Using NOC in Clinical, Research, and Educational Settings

PART TWO: NOC Taxonomy

PART THREE: The Outcomes

Health Patterns
NANDA International

PART FIVE: Core Outcomes for Nursing Specialtiess

PART SIX: Appendixes
Appendix A: Outcomes: New, Revised and Retired Since the Fourth Edition
Appendix B: Guidelines for Submission of a New or Revised Outcome
Appendix C: Previous Editions and Translations