Professional Development - Future of Nursing and Iom Report

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Professional Development - Future of Nursing and IOM Report
In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched an initiative to assess and reform the nursing profession to address the complex unique nursing needs for the current world. The IOM report published in 2010 calls on nurses to take greater role in the healthcare system by taking leadership roles and obtaining high level education. The report envisions nurses to use their full potential and attain academic progression to redesign the healthcare profession in United States. The Impact of IOM Report on Future of Nursing

The IOM report delivers the following key messages to the world about the future of nursing (IOM Report, 2010): 1. Nurses should receive high levels of education
2. Nursing practice should be optimized to its full extent 3. Nurses should be partners in designing the healthcare system Nursing Education
The IOM report in 2010 emphasizes the importance of nursing education to handle increasing complexity of care and to assume greater responsibilities for nurses in the future. Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through baccalaureate and doctoral education programs (IOM Report, 2010). The report suggests for 80% of the current RNs to have baccalaureate degree by 2020. The primary objective of nursing education is to prepare nurses to meet the patient needs and deliver safe and quality patient care. In future nursing graduates should get prepared to work with other health care professionals in any given settings including but not limited to primary care, acute care, long term care and specialty practices. Based on the IOM report the nursing education will take a shift to attain competencies in leadership, health policy, system improvement, research and evidence based practice, team work and collaboration and information management systems. In the future we need to have nurses educated with latest technological...
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