The IOM Reports Impact on Nursing
Jesus Santos Jr.
Grand Canyon University
NRS 430V- Professional Dynamics
January 24, 2013
The IOM report has been a vital asset to the nursing profession. The research they have prepared has been an essential tool for providing ideas in regards to changes that will not only improve the nursing profession but also help it to evolve the nursing education so that the future of nursing can advance as a whole.
According to the IOM, nurses should be able to practice to the full extent of their education and training they have received. In doing so they should be offered better opportunities and higher education to advance their degrees with improved educational facilities that focus on the development of the nurses. This role has been one of the most versatile careers within the health care personnel. Ever since the beginning of nursing with Florence Nightingale, modern nursing has been reinvented numerous times as the era of nursing has advanced and changed. As a result the nursing profession has created new pathways for nurses, which has lead to expanded scopes of practice and responsibilities for nurses (The National Academies Press, 2011).
The IOM states that education for the most part will continue to remain the same. The nurse will be required to pass the state licensure exam and be able to provide high quality care as well as maintain patient safety. As care within the hospital environment grows more complex, nurses should be able to make critical decisions in dealing with the care for the sick (The National Academies Press, 2011). That is the reason we are in need of additional programs, more faculty members, updated curriculums, and placement academically for clinical opportunities, so that they can implement competency based education, as well as promote gender, ethnic, and racial diversity in all areas of nursing.
A way we can overcome these barriers is to promote an incentive so that nurses will want to...
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