Identifying Nursing Interventions in a Cancer Screening Program Using Nursing Interventions Classification Taxonomy

Int J Nurs Knowl. 2017 Apr;28(2):70-75. doi: 10.1111/2047-3095.12115. Epub 2015 Sep 28.


Purpose: This study aimed to investigate which Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) labels correspond to specific nursing interventions provided during cancer screening to establish a nursing documentation system.

Method: This descriptive study was conducted to identify and classify the interventions that cancer screening nurses perform based on an initial list.

Findings: The initial list was grouped into 15 interventions that corresponded to four domains and eight classes.

Conclusion: The study found expert consensus regarding the duties of cancer screening nurses and identified 15 interventions that should be implemented in clinical practice for cancer screening care, according to the NIC taxonomy.

Implications: This study is the first step in developing indicators to assess nursing performance in cancer screening, and it helps to establish the core competency requirements for cancer screening nurses.

Keywords: Cancer screening; NIC taxonomy; nurse.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms / nursing
  • Nursing Records*