What does NOC stand for? - page 2

Regarding shifts, what does NOC stand for?... Read More

  1. by   Marie Sanders RN
    Nursing Outcome Classification.
  2. by   SWS RN
    I have worked for 18 years and have always used NOC to mean nights...in shifts and in charting and giving meds.

    Doctors have written in orders for meds or treatments to be given at NOC.
    So this is not unusual or strange for me.
  3. by   Flying ICU RN
    Next 'O" Cinn

    Granny from the Beverley Hillbillies.
  4. by   clemmm78
    I've been a nurse for over 25 years and it was only when I began reading Allnurses that I ever heard "NOC." I just can't use the term. I worked nights.
  5. by   SWS RN
    It must be a regional thing...always used it
  6. by   nursel56
    A general diagnosis code Not Otherwise Classified. Like, "candiasis NOC"

    or "noc" = "night". I've never once said "noc". I hate it. I don't know why.
  7. by   SWS RN
    Quote from nursel56
    A general diagnosis code Not Otherwise Classified. Like, "candiasis NOC"

    or "noc" = "night". I've never once said "noc". I hate it. I don't know why.

    I have always seen this designation written as NOS--not otherwise specified.....and again it must be a regional or hospital thing--always used NOC for nights-don't hate it....it's normal for me!
  8. by   FLmomof5
    Sooooo

    Would a Night Nurse on Call be a NOC NOC?

    Sorry....I just couldn't help myself...
  9. by   cherrybreeze
    Since the OP asked about the abbreviation in terms of shift work, it means night shift (nocturnal).
  10. by   rn/writer
    Quote from FLmomof5
    Sooooo

    Would a Night Nurse on Call be a NOC NOC?

    Sorry....I just couldn't help myself...
    Good one.

    As a noc shift nurse, I often write "noc," but I don't think I've ever used it when speaking.

    I'm in the fly-over zone--the middle of the country--so if it's a regional thing, I wonder what regions have it--or don't.
  11. by   belgarion
    Dang, and here I've been telling people I just work nights. I didn't know we were supposed to have a special term for it.
  12. by   SWS RN
    [quote=cherrybreeze;4537148]Since the OP asked about the abbreviation in terms of shift work, it means night shift (nocturnal).[/quote]


    Cherry--you nailed it...I have been trying to remember what the actual designation was...
    Kudos to you

    and BTW--after working 12 hour night (NOC) shifts for most of my career--I am Nocturnal...love those nights!
  13. by   regularRN
    Nocte is Latin for night - NOC is an abbreviation of nocte.
    Lots of Latin abbreviations are used by medics; for example stat, p.o., q.2h etc. The second shift gets called PMs - but the day shift are just plain old day shift, no Latin at all... so now I have to figure out the Latin word for day and rename my shift!

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