The Future Of Nursing: Advanced Practice Nurses

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it is imperative that nurses maintain a current knowledge of evidence-based practice to best care for their patients, families, communities, and the health care system itself. The Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health which has eight recommendations to help shape the future of nursing. The sixth recommendation is to ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning. (Institute of Medicine, 2010). Advanced Practice nurses have sought out advanced education and share a commitment to education. They will bring the information they have learned and share it with their peers and organization to promote change.

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