ACENDIO - The Association for Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes – is a membership organisation that provides an international network for nurses

We promote and develop Standardised Nursing Languages (SNLs), as nurses need to be able to share and compare information about practice in order to research and improve care, to manage nursing resources effectively and to ensure that nursing is visible in local, national and European policies

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ACENDIO helps you by promoting the development of nursing’s professional language to describe the practice of nursing.

Standardised Nursing Classifications have potential to document, retrieve and share meaningful nursing data. As examples, the International Classification of Nursing Practice (ICNP) is a reference classification; the NANDA-I, NOC and NIC are clinical classifications defining the knowledge of nursing in all settings, the FINCC and the OMAHA are used in home and acute care

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By becoming a member, ACENDIO will support you by providing:
Conferences, publications and presentations
to advance understanding and work in this area
A network for nurses in different European countries
so that they can share knowledge about developments
Resources such as reference lists and sample methodologies
for developing and evaluating nursing vocabularies
Interpretation of International standards
for terminologies and classifications

Former Conferences

ACENDIO Conference - 2019

The ACENDIO conference is a traveling circus. We’re seeking our way through rough nursing terrain, and in the years from 1995 until 2019 we went over the hills and far away. Although our president could, for the first time in ACENDIO’S existence, not be with us, he is in our hart, and the next conference he will be back, not as board member, but at least as an active member, that’s for sure.
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