Impact Of The Iom Future Of Nursing Report On Oregon And The Nation

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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 practice (IOM, 2011). This paper will further investigate the work of the RWJF and IOM’s work and their findings and recommendations, as well as how the author’s home state of Oregon has responded to their recommendations.
Summary of Institute of Medicine Report
Specifically, the Institute of Medicine (2011) report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health made eight recommendations. Starting with the removal of scope of practice barriers for advance practice nurses, so that they may practice to the full extent of their education (IOM, 2011). The Institute of Medicine (2011) also mentioned the expansion of collaboration between nurses, physicians and other healthcare members to improve healthcare environments as its…

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