Looking Into our Nursing Future and the Impact the IOM Report Has on it
Looking Into our Nursing Future and the Impact the IOM Report Has on it Since the passing of the 2010, Health Care Legislation Laws, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act, were instilled to increase the percentages of Americans having quality, affordable health care insurance coverage and making colleges more affordable and accessible to them. The Institute of Medicine developed a study to see how the nursing profession can be improved and to contribute to build a health care system that will meet the demand for safe, quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care. (Institute of Medicine, 2010) There are three impacts on nursing that I will be focusing on in this report, the impact that the changes will have on our nursing practice, nursing education and nursing leadership. The IOM report calls for removing regulatory barriers to nursing practice, raising the education levels of the nursing workforce, and enhancing nursing’s leadership role in healthcare. Key Message # 1: “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. (Institute of Medicine, 2010, p. 85) The goal is to have a more patient centered care system. To do this the nurses’ role must be transformed for the goal to be achieved. The legislations goal is to transform the career beyond, acute and specialty cares do to the changes that are occurring in our population and todays nursing. The changes will affect all members of the heath care team. It is important for changes to occur to lower the safety risks that we have in health care today. Nursing is so broad in its career field, that there are many pathways one could take, whether it is nursing research to direct patient care. Since, Florence Nightingale founded...