This paper describes different reasons of the standardized nursing languages. They provide a common understandable language, contribute to the quality of care delivered, enable continuity of the care provided and also greatly support the research carried out. Standardized nursing language has twelve terminology sets. They are The Omaha System, NANDA international (NANDA-I), Nursing Minimum Data Sets (NMDS), Clinical Care Classification System (CCC), Nursing outcomes Classification (NOC), ABC codes, Nursing management Minimum Data Sets (NMDS), Perspective Nursing Data Sets (PNDS), International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP), Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC), Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and Systemized Nomenclature of Medical Clinical Terms (SNOMED CT).
NANDA-I is a major preference of the SNL terminology sets. NANDA started in 1973 when nurse experts from the Canada and United States came together to identify and classify health problems within the domain of nursing. In 2002, NANDA changed to NANDA-I to reflect the growing involvement of nurses from many overseas countries. NANDA-I vocabulary is really a nomenclature employed to document nursing jobs medical diagnosis which can be not necessarily devoted to the sickness procedure but summarize the particular human reaction to health problems.