Leadership, Nursing, And The Institute Of Medicine Essay
Keywords: Leadership, Nursing, IOM
In 2008, the Robert Woods Johnson foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) joined forces to assess the changes needed to improve nursing as a profession. A committee was formed to create a report with a recommendation and action plans for the improvement of the nursing profession. The IOM report, the future of nursing leading change, advancing health was released in 2010, with four key points for the improvement of nursing, along with recommendations for the implementation of these changes (IOM, 2010). The purpose of this paper is to review key point 3 in the report and two of the corresponding recommendations.
Key point 3 The third key point in the IOM report (2010) is that “nurses should be partners with physicians and other healthcare professionals in redesigning healthcare in the United States” (p. 3). The idea is to move nurses from bedside care to the boardroom and to leadership roles within healthcare (IOM, 2010). According to Susan Hassmiller, the senior advisor for nursing at the RWJF, over one thousand hospital boards were surveyed and…