In Turkey, there is a need for a formal and standardized terminology in order to ensure national integrity by establishing a common language in the field of nursing, to improve patient care quality, and to increase nurses’ professional competency, and visibility. This project was carried out with the aim of ensuring cultural adaptation of the International Classification of Nursing Practices (ICNP®) terminology, which is a standardized terminology, and bringing it to Turkey. Within the scope of the project, the translation and cultural adaptation of the ICNP® terminology into Turkish was carried out. As the result of the project, the Turkish version of ICNP® has been accepted as a valid and reliable terminology to create a common language in the field of nursing in Turkey.

Keywords: International Classification of Nursing Practices, ICNP, nursing, cultural adaptation, terminology