The International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP®) Programme focuses on terminology for nursing practice and acknowledges that nursing practice is not static but changing and dynamic. A number of major revisions were made to the Beta 2 to develop the ICNP® Version 1.0. Although the Beta 2 Version functioned to compare and combine data from different sources, there were many recommendations for improvement. In this paper, we examined the ICNP® Version 1.0 and identified the changes from the Beta 2 Version. A major change was the use of new technology for development of the ICNP® Version 1.0 using description logics. Another change to the new version is the single classification structure that was refined into representation of a 7 Axis Model. The new coding system and new guidelines for composing statements that were developed using an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard are also discussed.
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