ICNP® Research & Development Centre in Iceland
The mission of the ICN-Accredited ICNP Research & Development Centre in Iceland is to establish a network of nurses, health care- and educational institutions and other stakeholders in Iceland to develop, translate, disseminate and use the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP) in education, research and nursing practice. By this the Centre will contribute to the progress of ICNP, strengthen and advance nursing, and use of ICNP will inform health care practice and policy to improve nursing nationally and internationally, as well as conforming to the eHealth vision of ICN.
The ICNP® Research & Development Centre was established March 2nd 2020 in Iceland. The Centre is accredited by ICN, International Council of Nurses. ICNP is a terminology and an international standard that facilitates the description and comparison of nursing practice locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Ten stakeholders were identified on the Centre’s establishment: 1) Faculty of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland; 2) Icelandic Nurses Association (INA); 3) The Icelandic Nursing Informatics Institute; 4) Directorate of Health in Iceland; 5) Landspitali National University Hospital; 6) Primary Health Care of the Capital Area; 7) Reykjalundur – Rehabilitation Center; 8) Akureyri Hospital; 9) Origo – Software Company for the Healthcare Industry; 10) Faculty of Nursing, University of Akureyri.
Six goals have been identified for the Centre:
- To be an active participant in the development of ICNP;
- Updated and accessible Icelandic translation of ICNP;
- Implementation of ICNP in nursing practice in all health care institutions in Iceland and thereby into the electronic health record;
- ICNP is reflected in nursing curricula and teaching to nursing students;
- Promote and support nursing research to advance the development and enhancement of ICNP;
- To define needs for technical solutions and give advice on which technical support is needed at implementation and use of ICNP in electronic health records and which apply international standards.
DIRECTOR AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Director: Asta Thoroddsen, professor, RN,PhD,FAAN
Address: Faculty of Nursing, Eirberg, Eiriksgata 34, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Telephone: +354 525 4981 or 525 4960
Brynja Örlygsdóttir, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, Chairman
Hanna Kristín Guðjónsdóttir, RN,RMW,MS, Project Manager
G. Auður Harðardóttir, RN, PhD, Project Manager