The Future of Nursing Essay

911 Words Aug 3rd, 2012 4 Pages
Running head: IMPACT ON NURSING: THE FUTURE OF NURSING

IMPACT ON NURSING: THE FUTURE OF NURSING
Holly M. L.
July 22, 2012

THE IMPACT ON NURSING
This paper will review the impact of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the future of nursing. It will include the impact on nursing education, nursing practice, with emphasis on primary care in relation to the goals mentioned in the IOM report and the impact on the nurse’s role as a leader.
The IOM report has two key points in relation to education: “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.” (p. 5) and “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their
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Collaboration of all health care professionals, from newly graduated nurses to the advanced nurse, need to work together in the constantly changing world of health care and effectively transition from academics to the real life environment. This transition should be relatively seamless and relate to public health and community. The people within our communities create the evolving health care system and it is the job of the nurses to educate the public about disease prevention and health promotion. To provide adequate information, it is important that the nurse has a sufficient knowledge base about the needs of the community through advanced education. Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, or more advanced degrees, is desirable since it provides a stronger foundation in nursing, ensuring that these nurses will master a more basic knowledge of the patient and adapting by having more of the necessary tools to change and adapt to the models of care.
Nursing practice recognizes the need to shift from acute and specialty care to,
Chronic conditions; primary care, including care coordination and transitional care; prevention and wellness; and the prevention of adverse events, such as hospital-acquired infections. Given the aging population, moreover, the need for long-term and palliative care will continue to grow in the coming years.

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