What does NOC stand for?

  1. Regarding shifts, what does NOC stand for?
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  2. 31 Comments

  3. by   angel337
    night
  4. by   pricklypear
    night (shift)
  5. by   bill4745
    What do the letters stand for?
  6. by   Oncnurse86
    Nocturnal
  7. by   P_RN
    I wonder if this is a regional thing. I never heard of NOC until I started here on allnurses. I mean I know what it means, but the shift being called NOC, never heard it.
  8. by   missdeevah
    lol, i always tried to figure out what it meant, until one day when i brilliantly came to the conclusion that noc = nurse on call . wow, i guess we learn something new every day. i am so embarrassed!
  9. by   loriangel14
    It refers to nocturnal or night.
  10. by   GregRN
    Quote from bill4745
    What do the letters stand for?
    Truth, justice and the American way.
  11. by   ZippyGBR
    it will depend on the duty roster policy of the institution as has been suggested it may be a Night shift from the (cod) latin Nocte , it may be a general 'on call period' or it may be a Night time on call
  12. by   SuesquatchRN
    Thanks for asking. I used to work NOC but just thought it was nights.
  13. by   kukukajoo
    Could be Nursing Outcomes Classification
  14. by   lvnandmomx3
    If its regarding nursing care plans they use NIC and NOC

    They are the Iowa
    NIC Nursing Intervention Classification
    NOC Nursing Outcomes Classification

    I found this info in Nursing Care Plans, Nursing Diagnosis and Intervention 6th Edition Gulanick/Myers

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