The studies carried through on the NIC and analyzed for the elaboration of the present article mention the comparison of languages in informatizados systems and aspects to it of the use of the NIC in these systems, use of the NIC in the practical assistencial, recommendations for implementation of the NIC in the services, presentation and construction of the taxonomy, aspects on the development and necessity of taxonomias, validated translation of elements of the NIC, validation of the interventions of the NIC for construction of softwares, aspects of the use of the NIC in the construction of average theories abrangncia, comparison of interventions of the NIC with the practical chain, adequacy semantics of interventions of the NIC, use of the NIC in the construction of proposal of interventions from nursing disgnostic and the proposal of use of the NIC for prevention of errors in the practical one of nursing in surgical center. In a generalized manner, the analyzed works were of the descriptive type, being that only one of them was of the type almost-experiment. Of analyzed works only 7 (19.4%) they had been carried through by Brazilian authors, being distinguished boardings as the use of the NIC in the practical one, the adequacy semantics of interventions of the NIC, the comparison of interventions of the NIC with the practical chain, the suggestion of use of the NIC for prevention of errors in practical in surgical centers and the aspects of the use of the NIC in informatizados systems. The great variety of boardings of research on the NIC, disclosed in the present study offers a notion of its magnitude for the nursing and signals for the possibility of accomplishment of several other research that can contribute in the direction to disclose new aspects of the relative knowledge to this taxonomy. It is considered to be the important NIC resource in the direction to favor the practical one of the nursing in education, searches and assistance, beyond offering new possibilities of inquiry on classification systems, standardized languages in nursing, computer science in nursing, specter of performance of the nurse, among others.