Essay The Institute Of Medicine ( Iom ) Report

773 Words May 14th, 2016 4 Pages
In 2010, there was a significant announcement shook the whole nursing field, as an atomic bomb. The Institute of Medicine(IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, brings an unprecedented influence from the individual to the health care system of the United States. It is treated as the criterion to expand the present nursing care value, and education model or level in order to offer unified, affordable, quality care that is available to all, patient centered, and evidence based and leads to enhanced health outcomes.

In the nursing education, high levels of education, such as baccalaureate or master and even doctoral degree, was recommended by the IOM’s report (2010) due to diverse patients’ needs and nursing multi-role requirements and changeable health care system in America. The report also contained a recommendation, is to reach an 80% BSN workforce by 2020, which motivate the majority of associate degree(AD) nurses to advance their education. Studies have shown that every 10 percent increase in the proportion of BSN nurses in a hospital’s staff is associated with a 4 percent decrease in risk of death (National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, 2010). Therefore, there are plenty of nursing institutes advertise RN to BSN or RN to MSN curriculum from online, Facebook or the other media today. Those advertisements remind and attract nurses to promote their academic status. Researches have shown that the BSN’s coursework that…

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