Taxonomy Code 163W00000X
Registered Nurse

Taxonomy Code Details

Taxonomy Code163W00000X
Grouping:Nursing Service Providers
Classification:Registered Nurse
Code Level:Level II - Classification
Definition:(1) A registered nurse is a person qualified by graduation from an accredited nursing school (depending upon schooling, a registered nurse may receive either a diploma from a hospital program, an associate degree in nursing (A.D.N.) or a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (B.S.N.), who is licensed or certified by the state, and is practicing within the scope of that license or certification. R.N.'s assist patient in recovering and maintaining their physical or mental health. They assist physicians during treatments and examinations and administer medications. (2) A provider who is trained and educated in a formal nursing education program at an accredited school of nursing, passes a national certification examination, and is licensed by the state to practice nursing. The individual provides nursing services to patients or clients in areas such as health promotion, disease prevention, acute and chronic care and restoration and maintenance of health across the life span.
Notes:Sources: (2) American Nurses Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center, 1996 Certification Catalogue, and Rhea, Ott, and Shafritz, The Facts On File Dictionary of Health Care Management, New York: Facts On File Publications, 1988.
Version:NUCC Provider Taxonomy Version 24.0
Last Updated:January 01, 2024
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100% Individuals
0% Organizations
88% Female
12% Male
100% Individual Providers (167619)0% Medical Organizations (2,473)88% Female Providers (146807)12% Male Providers (20812)

The code 163W00000X is the health care provider taxonomy code for registered nurse grouped under nursing service providers. NPI records indicate a total of 170,092 registered providers whose primary or secondary taxonomy code is registered nurse of which 146,807 are registered as females, 20,812 registered as males and 2,473 are organizations.

163W00000X is a Level II - Classification taxonomy code used to describe a health care provider service or occupation related to the Provider Grouping. Taxonomy codes are self-selected by the health care provider. Their specialty is defined based on their education level and training. Taxonomy codes do not specify the actual services rendered by the health care provider.


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