NANDA (North American Nursing Diagnosis Association) was founded in 1982. The organization grew out of the National Conference Group, a task force established in 1973, at the First National Conference on the Classification of Nursing Diagnoses, held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
In 2002, NANDA became NANDA International (NANDA-I) to reflect increasing worldwide interest in the field of nursing diagnosis terminology. In 2012, we became NANDA International, Inc.
NANDA International has approved more than 200 nursing diagnoses for clinical use, testing and refinement. We invite you to browse the history timeline links above for a summary of our work.