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Classification 2024 Winter Edition

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Classify here works on nursing care given by professional and non-professional caregivers, including family members.

Classify nursing care of a specific disease in the special field of nursing associated with the specialty (WY 150-170) or by emphasis, e.g., nursing care of eye diseases in WY 158.

  • Classify background materials on specific subjects prepared for a nursing audience by subject, e.g., surgery for nurses, WO 100; bacteriology for nurses, QW 50. Classify works which include the nurse's role in WY.

Organizations. Societies (General or not elsewhere classified) (Cutter from name of organization or society) (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Includes membership lists and administrative reports issued serially or separately. Classify directories in WY 22. Classify other serials issued by societies in W1. For academies and institutes, see WY 23-24.

Collected works by several authors

Collected works by individual authors

Addresses. Essays. Lectures

History (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Classify works on history of nursing schools in WY 19, on history of nursing institutes in WY 23-24.

Dictionaries. Encyclopedias
(Monographs and Serials)

Classification. Terminology
(Monographs and Serials)

Nursing as a profession. Peer review (Table-G)

Classify works on specific types of nursing in WY 101-200.

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Atlases. Pictorial works


Classify here works about education.

Educational materials
(Monographs and Serials)

Classify here educational materials, e.g., outlines, questions and answers, programmed instruction, computer-assisted instruction, etc., regardless of format. Classify textbooks, regardless of format, by subject.

Graduate and continuing nursing education (including fellowships, internships, residencies, etc.)

Practical nursing education

Schools, departments, and faculties of nursing (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Include here works on the history of schools. Classify courses of study, catalogs, etc., in W 19.5.

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Organization and administration of nursing schools

Research (General)

Classify here works about research in general. Classify works about research on a particular subject by subject.

Licensure. Certification. Registration (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Directories (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Collective academies, institutes, etc.

Individual academies, institutes, etc. (Cutter from name of institution)

Informatics. Electronic data processing. Computers (General)

Classify works on use for special subjects by subject.

Collective museums, exhibitions, etc.

Individual museums, exhibitions, etc. (Cutter from name of museum, etc.) (Table-G)

Employment. Placement agencies

Classify works on specific types of nursing in WY 101-200.

Personnel management. Collective bargaining

Tables. Statistics. Surveys (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Laws (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

Discussion of law. (Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

General coverage (Not Table-G)
(Monographs and Serials)

[This number not used]

Classify handbooks on nursing in WY 49.

Malpractice. Liability. Liability insurance (Table-G)

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Handbooks. Resource guides
(Monographs and Serials)

Economics of nursing

Nursing ethics

Nursing philosophy. Nursing theory

Holistic nursing

Psychological aspects of nursing. Psychology of nurses

Nurses' interpersonal relations

Classify here works on relations with patients and other professionals. 

Referral and consultation (General)

Nursing procedures and care (General) (Table-G)

Classify works on nursing techniques in special fields of medicine in WY 150-164.

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Moving and lifting patients

Nursing assessment. Nursing diagnosis

Nursing records. Nursing audit

Evidence-based nursing

Nursing specialties (General or not elsewhere classified)

Classify here works on nursing specialties as a career. Cf. WY 150 General works on nursing in special fields of medicine.

Administrative work. Supervisory nursing. Teaching

Community health nursing

Classify works on a particular kind of community nursing with the more specific type, e.g., Public health nursing in WY 108. Classify works on visiting nurses in WY 115.

Transcultural nursing

Public health nursing

Cf. WY 130 Governmental nursing services.

Office nursing

School nursing

Home care services (Table-G)

Classify here works on care provided by professionals. Cf. WY 200 Home nursing by non-professionals. Classify here works on visiting nursing, visiting nurses associations, and respite care.

General coverage (Not Table-G)

Institutional nursing. Team nursing

Cf. WY 105 Administrative work.

Private nursing

Nurse practitioners. Nurse clinicians

Governmental nursing services

Cf. WY 108 Public health nursing.

Red Cross nursing

Occupational health nursing

Transportation nursing

Nursing by religious orders

General works. Medical-surgical nursing

Classify nursing care of a specific disease in the special field of nursing associated with the specialty (WY 150-170) or by emphasis, e.g., nursing care of eye diseases in WY 158.

Rehabilitation nursing

Nurse anesthetists

Cf. WY 161 Postanesthesia nursing.

Geriatric nursing

Chronic disease nursing. Long-term care

Life support care. Terminal care

Cardiovascular nursing. Hematologic and lymphatic disease nursing

Communicable disease nursing

AIDS/HIV nursing

COVID-19 nursing

Critical care nursing

Cf. WY 151 nurse anesthetics; WY 161-162 Perioperative nursing.

Emergency nursing. Trauma nursing. Disaster nursing

Dermatological nursing

Endocrine disease nursing

Oncology nursing

Classify here all oncology nursing regardless of emphasis.

Digestive system disease nursing

Gynecological nursing

Obstetric nursing. Nurse midwifery

Maternal-child nursing. Neonatal nursing. Perinatal nursing

Classify here works on care of the mother and child shortly before and after the child is born.

Musculoskeletal system nursing. Orthopedic nursing

Ophthalmic nursing

Otolaryngological nursing

Pediatric nursing. Adolescent nursing

Classify works on pediatric and adolescent nursing in special fields by type, e.g., on pediatric surgical nursing in WY 161.

Family nursing

Psychiatric nursing

Include works on psychiatric aides and ward attendants here.

Neurological nursing

Perioperative nursing

Operating room techniques

Cf. WY 151 nurse anesthetists

Respiratory system nursing

Urologic nursing

Radiologic and imaging nursing

Forensic nursing

Developmental disability nursing

Male nurses

Nursing assistants, ward attendants and orderlies

Classify ward attendants for psychiatric institutions in WY 160.

Practical nursing

Home nursing

Cf. WY 115 Home care provided by professionals.

[This number not used] (Table-G)

Classify general works on nursing by country in WY 100.