Essay about Impact of Iom 2010 Report

1088 Words Dec 26th, 2013 5 Pages
The American Nurses Association (ANA) states nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. Nurses are delivering their care in a wide variety of practice areas with different scope of practice. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) was founded in the year of 1970, to aid the government and non-government zones in making decisions in health related issues, by providing reliable evidence. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was the sponsor of IOM 2010 report, which is considered as the first move on the future of nursing. …show more content…
Nurses can improve the standard of patient care by upgrading their educational qualification. The report also recommended to increase the percentage of BSN to eighty percent by the end of 2020 (IOM Report, 2010). Today, a large number of associate nurses are upgrading their educational level to baccalaureate degree and other specialty certified programs, as result of the IOM report. The nursing educational system should be transformed to a competency based inter-professional education, to inculcate efficient communication skills and ability to work as a team with their collaborative partners and team members. In United States, nursing is an unparallel profession. A basic preparation to practice as a licensed nurse can be received through various avenues. The three preliminary pathways are: - diploma in nursing, BSN and ADN. Recently, graduates from various fields other than nursing field can also have an option for choosing a second degree baccalaureate nursing program of 1.5-2 years, which is generally accepted among youth. These different pathways increase the number of opportunities for both men and women from different backgrounds to achieve nursing as their career. The IOM report also recommended for a residency program outside the usual acute care setting is to be developed and evaluated, which provides an orientation for the new graduate before they start their work

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