Professional Development of Nursing Professionals

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The Impact on Nursing of the Institute of Medicine 2010 report on the Future of Nursing Grand Canyon University: Professional Dynamics
04/15/2013

In this twenty first century, where modern health care system is evolving rapidly and getting more complex by the day. Patient are being diagnosed with new diseases, prescribed new medications, newer test are being ordered and new sophisticated procedures are being performed. In this current demanding healthcare system, physicians are spending less and less time with their patients. This is where nurses step in. Now nurses are not just responsible for bedside patient care, they are now expected to be the patients educator, patients advocate, counselor and at times are nurses are responsible for doing more and more interventional procedures, like Peripherally inserted central catheters. In 2010, Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWF) did a research and made recommendations on the future of nursing, leading change and advancing health. The report stress on providing a patient centered, safe, quality and affordable and accessible to the patient population. The Impact of the IOM Report on Nursing Education

“Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression” (IOM, 2010). Modern health care is constantly evolving and nurses has to continue their education in order to keep up with the modern healthcare delivery system, this include learning about a new computer charting system, continuous educations credits, pursuing advance nursing degree programs and learning new procedures. Better educated nurses will make greater impact on the society by delivering quality nursing care. These nurses will be able to educate fellow nurses and patient on how improve the quality of their life’s by living a healthy life style, which includes healthy diet, exercise and being advocate for their own health care....
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