Taxonomy Task Force:

“Taxonomy” could be referred to as a file cabinet, systematization, categorization, or arrangement. Simply put, taxonomy is a system of naming, describing, and classifying related things. 

Within NANDA-I, our taxonomy provides a way for naming, describing, and classifying clinical judgments about human responses to actual or potential health problems or life processes, or a vulnerability for that response. 

Our Taxonomy II is now more than 20 years old. As we review it, we see that classes remain with no diagnoses within them; other diagnoses could be slotted in more than one domain and/or class. This brings us to stop and take account of our current work, and consider if it continues to meet our needs.


  • Kay C Avant
  • Marlon Bernardo
  • Hortensia Castañeda-Hidalgo 
  • T. Heather Herdman
  • Dorothy Jones
  • Shigemi Kamitsuru
  • Camila Takáo Lopes
  • Tamara G R Macieira
  • Anamaria Alves Napoleão
  • Laura C. Rossi
  • Christine Spisla
  • Priscilla Alfradique