Nursing Practice Information Infastructure

Terminology: Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

Page last updated February 3, 2006


Minimum set of items of information with uniform definitions and categories concerning the specific dimension of professional nursing, which meets the information needs of multiple data users in the health care system.

Contact Information

For Nursing Content:
Connie Delaney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
School of Nursing
5-160 Weaver Densford Hall
The University of Minnesota
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-5959
Fax: 612-624-3174

For Licenses:
Not applicable

Latest Version
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Number of Nursing Terms
Nursing diagnosis, nursing intervention, nursing outcome, intensity of nursing care

Relationship of NMDS to Other ANA Recognized Terminologies and Data Element Sets
Served as foundational framework for development of more detailed terminologies

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