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1980 - 1989

  • Established North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA)

  • NANDA and American Nurses Association Developed Nursing Diagnosis Collaboration Model

  • Facilitated International Participation in NANDA

•North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) established, incorporating National Task Force members from the United States and Canada.

•Dr. Marjory Gordon elected as first president of NANDA. Dr. Gordon was re-elected in 1986 and served until 1988.

•American Nurses Association (ANA) establishes a steering committee on the classification of Nursing Practice Phenomena. The president of NANDA was a committee member.

•ANA forwards NANDA´s nursing language and classification to the World Health Organization, for possible inclusion as a chapter in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

•The National Invitational Minimal Data Set Conference held; nursing diagnoses included as elements in minimal data set.

•Formal guidelines for review and inclusion of nursing diagnoses in Taxonomy I established. Lynda Carpenito chairs the Diagnostic Review Committee (DRC).

•NANDA and American Nurses Association developed a model to collaborate on nursing diagnosis development and endorsed the development of nursing diagnoses.

•Taxonomy I (The "Orange Book") published, based on the work of the nurse theorists. Dr. Phyllis Kritek, chairperson of the Taxonomy Committee, presented "Taxonomic Trees." Subsequent Taxonomy Committee chairpersons included Dr. Joyce Fitzpatrick and Dr. Kay Avant.

•NANDA facilitates international participation.

•Jane Lancour elected as second president of NANDA.

Invitational Research Conference held, facilitated by Dr. Gertrude McFarland, Research Committee Chairperson.