The IOM Report and The Impact of Nursing
The Institute of Medicine and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation worked together to create a report that would change the future of nursing. The two teams worked on this project for two years. During this time they came up with four key messages. The four key messages are as stated, “ 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, and effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure.” (The future of nursing: leading change, advancing health 2010) The IOM report shows the importance of a nurse and how this will help change the future of nursing. The Institute of Medicine report informs everyone how important nurses are in giving high-quality, safe, patient centered care. The IOM report wants nurses to continue their education and help with the health care system. The future of nursing report wants more nurses to have a baccalaureate and doctoral degree in nursing. The nurse must commit to continue learning new information for the rest of their life or career. Nurse should also function to the full extent of their scope of practice. When caring for patients you are caring for them physically, emotionally, and spiritually. (Fights S. D. 2012) The Institute of Medicine report has a big impact on nursing education. According to the report and one of its key messages, “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.” (The future of nursing: leading change, advancing health 2010) Nurses are required to have 24 continuous education hours every time they renew their license....
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