Comparison of nursing interventions performed by medical-surgical nurses in Korea and the United States.

Eunjoo Lee, Mikyoung Lee

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PURPOSE: To compare the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) interventions used in two countries, Korea and the United States. METHODS: Data were collected from 167 nurses working in eight hospitals in Korea and analyzed with descriptive statistics. FINDINGS: Korean nurses selected 202 interventions, nine of which were used by more than 50% of nurses surveyed. In comparison, the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) in the United States identified 68 interventions as core interventions. Among the top ranked 68 interventions selected by Korean nurses, 29 (43%) matched those selected by U.S. nurses. CONCLUSIONS: The nursing interventions selected by Korean nurses were more heavily focused on the physiologic domain than those selected by the U.S. nurses. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The identified intervention lists can be used to develop nursing information systems, staff education, competency evaluation, referral networks, certification and licensing exams, and educational curricula for nursing students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalInternational journal of nursing terminologies and classifications : the official journal of NANDA International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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