The Future Of Nursing

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What is the IOM (Institute of Medicine) report you might be asking? The Future of Nursing of Medicine: Leading Change, Advancing Health is the reports name and it is a thorough examination of how nurses’ roles, responsibilities and education should change to meet the needs of an aging, increasingly diverse population and to respond to a complex, evolving health care system. (Campaign for Action, 2013). Nursing is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S. today and is always changing, causing many barriers for nurses to respond effectively. In 2008, a committee that was appointed by the IOM named, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) developed key messages for the future of nursing. They are as follows: : Nurses should practice to…show more content…
The IOM states that “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression”. (IOM, 2010). Advanced education and training is something that will always be necessary in the nursing career. No degree will provide a nurse with all the knowledge, skill or education they will need. An impact I see is that when nurses take classes, reimbursement is not always available and makes it hard to achieve a higher degree. Higher education is expensive. Depending on what area you live in, wages are not always feasible to paying for higher education. But regardless of the issues with reimbursement by 2020, 80% of nurses in health care today will have their BSN…show more content…
The IOM states that “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training”. (Institute of Medicine, 2010). People often think that nurses only carry out what the doctor orders. Nurses work side by side with doctors, using their education and leadership skills, giving suggestions to help with patients care. I feel that if we increase the leadership roles in nursing, then we will be looked at differently by others. Sometimes I feel like patients and family members only see us as pill pushers, and maids. Nurses care for patients daily and work with other health care professionals using leadership skills. One way that I would change to meet the impact of the IOM report is my role as a leader. I would do this by managing my time with each patient giving them the proper education that they are needing and to take control of any issue that comes up. If we concentrated more on prevention and disease management then I believe we wouldn’t have as many sick people in this
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