Professional Development of the Nursing Professionals
Stephanie S. Bustoz
Grand Canyon University: NRS 430
September 18, 2012
Professional Development of the Nursing Professionals The world is an ever-changing planet with continuous progress towards bigger and better. Nursing is no different. We are always striving for ways to increase our knowledge, skills, existence, authority, independence, and notability as we work towards a healthier community and patient population. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report researched and has designed a new plan for nursing with four key points that will encourage the profession to advance to the next level. These points include: Nurses should practice to the full extent of their training and education, seamless academic progression for nurses from one degree to the next, equality with other healthcare providers in redesigning health care, and lastly better collection of data and information for effective policy and planning in the workforce (CNN, 2010). IOM’s recommendations calls each and every one of us as nurses to be more accountable and to help move nursing forward by doing our part in supporting change, growth, development, and education.
IOM and Nursing Education Knowledge is the key to all knowing. If we are not educated people then we cannot positively contribute to society and continue to advance our people in a constructive direction. Registered Nurses (RN’s) are able to attain there notable degrees through various routes in hospitals, community colleges, or universities. RN’s are valuable resources for nursing today and provide holistic, patient-centered care that concentrates on the social, mental, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. (Committee, 172) With this said, we still need more. We need a regime of nurses who have a stronger knowledge in basic patient care and nursing science such as