Impact of the 2010 Iom Report Essay

996 Words Oct 22nd, 2011 4 Pages
Running head: IMPACT OF THE 2010 IOM REPORT

Impact of the 2010 IOM report on nursing education, practice, and leadership
L.W.
2011

Abstract
This paper will be exploring the impact of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health released on October 05, 2010. In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed a committee with the purpose of, “producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.” This paper will explore the impact of this report on nursing education, nursing practice, and the
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Other key points in this section of the report state that mandated skills and competencies must be updated to keep pace with the rapidly changing demands of health care, all health professionals should receive more of their education collaboratively with students from other disciplines, efforts must be made to increase the nursing workforce diversity, and the nursing profession must adopt a plan for continuous lifelong learning that includes basic education, continuing competencies, and academic progression. (IOM Report, pg. 213)
The second part of the report was “transforming practice”. Key message #1 from the IOM states, “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.” In this section particular emphasis is placed on (APRNs), including their roles in chronic disease management and primary care, also the barriers preventing them from taking on these roles. Evidence does not support the conclusion that APRNs are less able than physicians to provide efficient, safe, and effective care (Brown and Grimes, 1995) however, there is currently a conflict between what nurses can do based on their education and training and what they may do according to state and federal

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