The Institute of Medicine was established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate nursing education. To achieve and maintain the goal, nursing education has to be evaluated frequently. In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) proposed a program to evaluate and renovate the nursing profession. The selected Committee from IOM made suggestions for future nursing. Nurses are chief in providing care among all other health care professionals. Nursing education has important role in providing safe practice. Nurses are the dominant to provide safe, quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care to patient. IOM report recommends The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. The committee reveals that nursing profession faces many challenges in nursing education system and some of the solutions that will be required to advance the system. It determined that nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promote academic progression.(RWJF&IOM, 2008).
The committee measured education levels in its determination to envision the prospect of the nursing practice. The committee established four recommendations that presented in this report: 1) Nurse should continue the education to the full range and throughout their career. 2) Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that endorses continuous academic progression. 3) Nurses should be full associates, with doctors and other multi-disciplinary teams, in restructuring health care in the United States. 4) Effective personnel scheduling and policy making require improved documents collection and better-quality information structure. The 20th century nursing educations are not sufficient for dealing with more complicated diseases and more complex needs of patients in the 21st century. The patient needs, competency between...
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