A nursing diagnosis is the part of the nursing process and is a clinical judgment about individual, family, or community experiences/responses to actual or potential health problems/life processes. Nursing diagnosis is developed, based on data obtained during the nursing assessment. An actual nursing diagnosis presents a problem response, present at time of assessment, whereas a medical diagnosis identifies a disorder.
The North American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) is body of professionals that manage an official list of nursing diagnosis. NANDA-International formerly known as the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association is the primary organization for defining, distribution and integration of standardized nursing diagnoses worldwide.