Nursing diagnoses communicate the professional judgments that nurses make every day – to our patients, colleagues, members of other disciplines and the public. Nursing diagnoses define what we know – they are our words. NANDA International, Inc. (NANDA-I) strives to ensure that all diagnoses submitted to be included in the terminology are at an appropriate level of evidence to represent the current strength of nursing knowledge.

The NANDA-I Diagnosis Development Committee (DDC) is seeking candidates for the Expert Clinical Advisory Panel (ECAP). The aim of the Panel is to provide a volunteer bank of recognized, contemporary clinical experts who can advise the DDC on relevant clinical issues and up-to-date evidence specific to newly submitted and existing nursing diagnoses.

The work of the Panel will be conducted in English, but panel lists are drawn from numerous countries and will add a rich diversity to the DDC’s work. Panelists will work with the DDC member who is allocated as the Primary Reviewer for new submissions and revisions, and who will support them in their work.

Applicants do not need to be an expert in nursing diagnosis, nor do they need any particular academic qualifications. However, they do need to be an expert clinician in current clinical practice. Applicants will also need good internet access and to be able to respond to emails quickly in English.

NANDA International, Inc. will provide you with an official annual certificate identifying that you were a panelist. Should you complete the review of three or more diagnoses in any one-year cycle, we will provide a free, two-year membership to NANDA-I, which provides access to our journal, The International Journal of Nursing Knowledge, as well as discounts on conferences and educational offerings.

If you would like to volunteer for ECAP or have colleagues who would like to do so, applications should be in the form of a letter in English with no more than 400 words explaining why you are interested in being a panelist and highlighting your experience around research on nursing diagnoses and/or clinical area of expertise. Please also include your most recent Curriculum Vitae, in English.

Applications should be sent to the DDC ([email protected]) and are due on April 5, 2019.

The Panelists will be announced and listed on the NANDA-I website (
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to working with you.



T. Heather Herdman, PhD, RN, FNI

Camila Takao Lopes, PhD, RN, FNI


Diagnosis Development Committee