IOM Future Of Nursing Report

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Impact of the IOM Future of Nursing Report on Oregon and the Nation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2008, proposed a joint partnership with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) began to investigate the nursing profession and the impending need for transformation in light of a reforming healthcare system and increasing nursing shortage (Institute of Medicine [IOM], 2011). So a two-year initiative committee was founded and the work began. The initiative, which the committee was charged with was the production of a report which included recommendations for an action-focused proposals to direct the future of nursing, comprising changes in community and institutional policies at the national, state, and local levels in regards to nursing
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Their mission is to create a culture of Health for the diverse population of the United States, to enable people to live healthier lives now and for generations to come (RWJF, 2015). The Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, during two years conducted their study and developed a visualization for a renovated system for the delivery of health care. The future they envisioned incorporated a system where quality care is made accessible to all diverse populations, deliberately encourages wellness and disease prevention, consistently improves health outcomes, and provides compassionate care across the lifespan (IOM, 2011). Primary care and prevention were fundamental motivation in this imagined future system, where interprofessional teamwork and management are the …show more content…
In reference to some of the specific recommendations regarding the advancement of the percentage of nurses with bachelor, it does not appear the 2020 deadline will be met. However, with the further availability of online RN to BSN programs, baccalaureate program enrollment has increased as well as the number of 4-year college nursing programs available (Altman, Stith Butler, & Shern, 2016). Additionally, when the report was created in 2010, there were only thirteen states recognizing full practice authority for nurse practitioners, since that time eight more have joined the original group to recognize full practice and prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners, so ground has been gained on this area and will hopefully continue to advance (Altman et al., 2016). Finally, the benefit of the creation of state action coalitions has varied greatly, though overall appears to be a positive addition to facilitating the furthering of the reports recommendations at a local and state

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