Iom Report Essay

1021 Words Feb 3rd, 2014 5 Pages
The 2010 IOM Report And The Focus On Changes To The Nursing Profession Amber L. Boyd
Grand Canyon University
NRS-430V Professional Dynamics
February 2nd, 2014

Change is always vital to progress and the field of nursing is constantly in change. The world that we live in today is creating a higher need for more nurses, changing the way that nurses are educated and creating new approaches to utilize nurses out in the field. On October 5th, 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” The report elaborates on the need for the nursing profession to prepare for the changes that are occurring due to the health care reform and the current
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It is also thought that preparing nurses at the Bachelor’s level would allow many nurses to be put in the position of achieving higher education, thus allowing Advanced Practice nurses to practice at their full capacity. Achieving this targeted level of BSN level education will require a lot encouragement to help get nurses into higher programs. This will require implementing and providing better options for associate or diploma prepared nurses and aiding in financial support from colleges and educational institutions, nursing employers and other healthcare organizations. (IOM, 2010) In addition to direct patient care, nurses influence many other areas including quality management and improvement, case management, data collection and clinical trials, insurance review, professional education, patient education, and so much more. Above all, nursing circulates around the large picture of patient-centered care, this has proved to be a strong nursing value and well as a widely practice standard. Nurses are being called upon to fill new roles and to utilize new technology and manage information while collaborating and coordinating care. The IOM addresses the need to transform practice and states that “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.” (IOM, 2010 pp. 85) There is the need to allow nurses who have obtained the appropriate education, such as a masters or doctorate degree, also

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