Future Of Nursing

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Iom Report on, the Future of Nursing
The IOM report of 2010 regarding the Future of Nursing: Leading change, advancing health is one of the most viewed on line reports in the IOM’s history. This milestone report calls for the leaders and amour bearers to act on its recommendations, including changes in public and institutional policies at the federal, state, and local levels. For this purpose, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has collaborated with the AARP on the future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. The vision for this campaign is for all Americans to have access to high quality, patient - and family-centered care in a health care system where nurses contributes as essential partners in achieving success. It is focused on three
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According to the AARP article on the future of nursing; transforming health care, Susan Reinhard and Susan Hassmiller, wrote that for both now and future needs, registered professional nurses and other health professionals must be allowed to practice to the full level of their education and training. They suggested that advanced practice registered professional nurses (APRNs); such as nurse practitioners and midwives can be used to use to solve issues of primary care shortage so that the physicians may be free to take care of more complex medical issues that requires higher medical expertise. Another report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development working paper in 2010, says that many countries are reviewing better ways to improve the health delivery system by reviewing the roles of nurses and other health care professionals. According to the conclusion of that report, developing new and more advanced roles for nurses might improve access to care and may even cut down cost. (AARP…show more content…
Many barriers prevent nurses from being able to respond effectively to rapidly changing health care settings and evolving health care system. These barriers need to be overcome to ensure that nurses are well- positioned to lead changes and advance health.(IOM, Leading Change, A advancing health). More nurse need to be prepared to help lead improvements in health care quality, safety, access, and value. A recent survey of one thousand hospitals in the United States by the America Hospital Association found that nurses account for six percent of hospital board members, while Physicians account for twenty percent. It is time for nurses to see themselves as decision maker and be able to influence health outcomes. The campaign is fostering appointments of well- prepared nurses to public policy and health care organization boards at the national levels. To better prepare for this roles, you can find helpful resources, Nurse Leaders in the Boardroom—T he Skills You Need to Be Successful on a board, at
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