Essay about The Future of Nursing

948 Words Mar 15th, 2013 4 Pages
The Future of Nursing
Tonya Lipscomb
Grand Canyon University: Professional Dynamics
March 17, 2013

The Future of Nursing The field of nursing is a vast profession with continual growth into several different areas of the medical arena. With the Affordable Care Act of 2010, the need for nurses went on the rise and is at a steady rise. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report of 2010 discusses the need for nurses in different areas of healthcare and education. This paper will talk about the impact of the IOM Report on education in nursing, on the practice of nursing in primary care, and on nurse leadership. The Institute of Medicine 2010 (IOM) Report reveals the 2010 Affordable Care Act is the largest healthcare renovation since
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The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA), the Geisinger Health system, and Kaiser Permanente are examples of care-giving establishments that take full advantage of nursing scope of practice (Ridge 2011). These groups applied programs that lead to “real-world evidence” of how nurses practicing at their highest level can positively impact patients and health care (Ridge 2011). The changing of the VA from a hospital-based system into a primary care-focused organization is based on the maximum use of nurse practitioners as primary-care providers. As a result, VA recipients received better care and considerably lower-cost care compared to similar Medicare recipients (Ridge 2011). In past years, Geisinger has altered its business from an expensive medical facility to a facility that provides quality care. Geisinger copied several restructuring ideas from the business world with an eye for reforming care by concentrating on how it sees the important element of quality and cost which leads to hands-on caregiving (IOM 2010). Becoming well educated in order to take care of the public has become a necessity with the changing healthcare system and its increased need for highly qualified nursing professionals. Society is not used to seeing nurses in leading roles, and not many nurses think about starting

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