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NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification 2024-2026

NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification 2024-2024, Thirteenth Edition is the quintessential guide to nursing diagnoses from NANDA-I experts in a new updated edition. This is available as an e-book via the MedOne Education platform, Thieme’s online resource for medical education.

Fully updated and revised by editors T. Heather Herdman, Shigemi Kamitsuru, and Camila Takáo Lopes, NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification, 2024-2026, 13th Edition is the definitive guide to nursing diagnoses, as reviewed and approved by the NANDA International (NANDA-I) Diagnosis Development Committee (DDC). In this new edition of a seminal text, the editors have provided a more in-depth discussion on diagnosis and its linkage to assessment, using Kamitsuru’s Tripartite Model of Nursing Practice to differentiate between interdependent interventions based on medical and organizational standards of care, and autonomous nursing interventions based on nursing standards of care. Functional Health Patterns are used as an assessment framework to guide nurses in collecting relevant data to drive accuracy in nursing diagnosis. Ontology, classification and taxonomy are described, and the axial structure of our diagnoses – which has seen significant revision – is explained in detail. An overview on all changes and revisions in the classification is provided, along with updated research priorities and future foci for the Diagnosis Development Committee and the NANDA-I Association.

Rigorously updated and revised, the new edition of this acclaimed text is a must-have resource for all nursing students, professional nurses, nurse educators, nurse informaticists, nurse researchers, and nurse administrators.

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Why use the NANDA-I Nursing Diagnoses, Definitions and Classification?

NANDA-I is the authoritative system for nursing diagnosis. Established in 1973, it is evidence based and rigorously, regularly, and thoroughly updated by a team of international nurse experts.

Additional Key Updates

  • 56 new nursing diagnoses and 123 revised diagnoses
  • Revised diagnostic indicators to decrease ambiguity and improve clarity
  • Updated Axes with consistent assignment of axis values to each diagnosis
  • Assignment of US National Library of Medicine, Medical Subject Headings (MeSH®) terms to provide standardized definitions and ensure consistent understanding
  • Revised level of evidence criteria to ensure future diagnoses remain at an appropriate level of evidence to represent the current strength of nursing knowledge
  • Web-based resources include reference lists for all new and revised diagnoses
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What is NANDA International (NANDA-I)?

NANDA-I is a professional organization of nurses from around the world that develops, refines, and disseminates the terminology that accurately reflects nurses’ clinical judgments. NANDA-I contributes to patient safety and improved outcomes through the integration of evidence-based terminology into clinical practice and clinical decision-making.

Why is nursing diagnosis important?

Implementation of nursing diagnosis enhances every aspect of nursing practice from garnering professional respect to assuring consistent documentation representing nurses’ professional clinical judgment. It also ensures accurate documentation to enable reimbursement.

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Literature support, as referred to by the majority of NANDA-I diagnoses, is available here.

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Digital Licensing

The diagnoses contained in NANDA International Nursing Diagnoses: Definitions and Classification, 2024-2026, Thirteenth Edition, are to nursing what ICD is to physicians and DSM is to mental health professionals. EHR programs populated with NANDA-I support healthcare organizations by gathering data and by allowing nurses to attain excellence in assessment and, through that excellence, to prevent money-costing incidents.
Digital licenses to the NANDA-I diagnostic system encourage conversation and progress in nursing by implementing standardized terminology. Along with use of the full set diagnoses, digital licenses include the terms in .xml, .txt, or relational database format. If you are interested in use of the NANDA-I taxonomy in any format or wish to apply to re-use it in any print or electronic product, please contact

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