Grand Canyon University: NUR – 430v Dr. Erickson – hurt February 17,2013
As the health care industry is growing and changing with advancement in Technology, and with the diversity of the population served, nursing have a need for educational transformation, transformation of practice, and leadership to be able to meet the ongoing changes in the healthcare industry. Major changes occurring in the United States health care system do require profound changes in the education of nurses before and after they receive their nursing licenses. As the study done by the Institute Of Medicine stipulates that “nursing education at all levels needs to provide a better understanding and show experience in care management, quality improvement methods, systems-level management, and the reconceptualization roles of nurses in a reformed health care system”( The future of Nursing pg. 4) The main goal of nursing education remains the same such that nurses should be prepared educationally to meet the need of diverse patient population, function as a leaders, and use advance science that benefits the population being served and have the capacity to deliver safer quality patient care. Further more, nursing education needs to be transformed to help prepare nursing graduates to work collaboratively and effectively with other health care professionals involved with the care of patients in various settings. Fresh graduate need to be able to move freely from their educational preparation, to other practice areas such as the community or public settings to function without much supervision and this will be evaluated based on the knowledge acquired during training. An advanced practice registered nurse (APRNs) should be able to acquire knowledge through the program that will prepare them to assume roles in primary care, acute care settings,
References: National Institute Of Medicine, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing. (2011). The Future Of Nursing: Leading changes, Advancing Health. Retrieved from http://www.IOM.edu/Reports/2011/the-future-of-Nursing-leading-change-Advancing-Health.aspx.