PURPOSE: this study is to explore how useful ICNP nursing phenomena and actions classification is to describe the nursing problem and nursing action statements of nursing records. METHOD: The number of nursing phenomena statements found in this research were 323. Out of these 323, 222 statements can be fully classified, 62 statements can be partially classified, and 39 statements can not be classified at all by terms from the ICNP phenomena classification axis. RESULT: The number of nursing practice statements were 318, 252 of which can be fully classified, 63 statements can be partially classified, 3 statements cannot be classified at all by terms from the ICNP nursing action classification axis. CONCLUSIONS: In order to describe all the statements found in nursing records, not only new terms but also new axis need to be added to the ICNP.