The Impact of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing
Grand Canyon University
November 3, 2013
The Impact on Nursing of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; was a product of collaboration between the IOM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). They worked together to research viable solutions for the current healthcare systems problems. The IOM is an American non-profit , private organization. Providing national advice on medical and health topics, with the goal of improving the health of the nation, is the purpose of the IOM. The RWJF is a privately funded organization that focuses on solutions for health care problems, in an effort to improve the health of all Americans.
This study by the IOM was published in 2010, close to the time that Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA dictates extensive reforms for America’s current healthcare system. The aim of this study was to examine how the nursing profession could grow and change to help provide quality care. The IOM report has had an impact on nursing education, nursing practice, and nurse’s role as leaders.
The Impact of the IOM On Nursing Education
The IOM report envisions more nurses with higher degrees and restructured education programs that allow for ease in obtaining all levels of nursing degrees. The process of increasing the number of nurses, to provide an additional 285,000 workers by 2020 and having 80% of all nurses achieve a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN) degree by 2020 has to start with recruiting a diverse future student population. Efforts to entice high school students into the nursing field need to be strengthened. The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing piloted and implemented a unique program called STARS. STARS stands for: