Essay on National Academy Of Medicine Reports Impact On Nursing

1216 Words Nov 4th, 2016 5 Pages
National Academy of Medicine Reports Impact in Nursing
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) collaborated in 2008, to assess and transform the nursing profession to keep with the pace of a rapidly changing health care settings and health care system. The initiative is titled “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”, which came out in 2010, bring forth four key messages that if fulfilled, will elevate our position to provide a quality, and evidence-based care for our patients, and keep up with the current issues and trends that the health care are facing. First, nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training, which pertains to our advanced practice registered nurses limitation on their scope of practice due to variation in licensing and practice rules on each state. Second, nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. IOM, recommended that nurses should be competent not only at providing care at the bedside but to include the geriatrics, community and public health, in addition to proficiency in leadership, health policy, system improvement, research and evidence-based practice, teamwork and collaboration. Third, nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States. IOM emphasized, that nurses…

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