Impact of the 2010 IOM report on nursing education, practice, and leadership L.W.
This paper will be exploring the impact of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health released on October 05, 2010. In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed a committee with the purpose of, “producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.” This paper will explore the impact of this report on nursing education, nursing practice, and the nurses’ role as a leader.
The four key messages of the IOM committee were as follows: (for clarification the following points are verbatim)
• Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. • Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. • Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States. • Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure. (IOM Report: http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx)
First from the transforming education section of the IOM Report, key message #2 states, “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved Education system that promotes seamless academic progression.” (IOM Report, pg. 163) Several key points were mentioned under this section of the report. They included the committee’s feeling that it is imperative that there is an increase in the percentage of BSN prepared nurses and that by 2020 it...