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University of Iowa News Release

April 8, 2003

Nursing Classification, Informatics Conference Planned

The University of Iowa College of Nursing will host the fifth annual Institute on Nursing Informatics and Classification June 9-12 in Iowa City. The institute will present the latest developments, uses and forthcoming new editions in the standardized nursing languages of Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) and Nursing Outcomes Classification (NOC) as well as cutting edge content in nursing informatics. The due date for early registration is May 23 and registration is limited to 50 participants.

Institute content includes lectures by distinguished national speakers, such as, Melinda Costin, vice-president of Healthlink; Daniel Pesut, professor and chairperson of Environments for Health at Indiana University; and Roy Simpson, executive director of the Cerner Corporation. It will also include field site visits to agencies that use nursing standardized language, a preview of selected software and opportunities to dialogue with developers of the standardized languages NANDA/NDEC, NIC and NOC.

Nurses and nursing administrators interested in designing, implementing and evaluating nursing information systems, and those interested in learning more about standardized nursing language, are encouraged to attend. Contact Jen Clougherty at (319) 335-7119.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Nursing, 101 Nursing Building, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

CONTACTS: Media: Bonnie McIntosh, (319) 335-7003, Prospective participants contact: Jen Clougherty, (319) 335-7119,