The Future Of Nursing

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In 2010, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report titled, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, recommending a total transformation of the health care system as we approach the ever-changing demands of our patients and our community. This paper will provide an overview of the IOM report and how it could impact the future of nursing by changing nursing education, nursing practice and nursing roles.
Overview the IOM report: Transforming Nursing, Advancing Health
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides accurate information to assist the public in making accurate, well-informed decisions related to their health, and well-being (Marrocco & Stabb, 2015). The IOM recommends
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State regulation’s inconsistencies present a great challenge to the nursing profession. Although the scope of practice has been expanded, this poses a threat to nurses to practice legally since the practice guidelines are not well defined. IOM believes that it is time to eliminate the outdated regulations and barriers that restrict nurses to practice in their education, training and competence in full capacity. Over the past decade, with all the pressure from the aging of the population, and the increasing burden of chronic illness, the need for advanced practice nurses have increased in demand. IOM envisions a future where primary care and prevention is a norm. This is one of the main reasons why a change of state regulation should be addressed and streamlined to create a successful reform. This reform will generate a universal, affordable, and safe patient primary care. After all, nurses intend to provide nursing practice to optimize best outcomes, and to transform the health care …show more content…
Nursing roles have changed from a skilled task maker to competent nurse leaders. As Trossman (2010) states in her article IOM report calls for more nurse leaders throughout health care, “we want nurses to lead health and health system efforts. If nurses can lead, they will come up with innovative ways to bring up health care and make the world a better place” (p.14). Nurses are on the front lines and their knowledge translates to better outcome and cost savings to ensure a sound financial standing. Nurse leaders become valuable resources that would lead to changes to advance the health care system. It is appropriate to think that leadership is important to study, and practice the complexity of the current and rapidly changing, turbulent, and chaotic health care environment (Huber, 2010). It is essential to learn and acquire the skills of leadership to solve problems in the health care environment to be able to provide a safe, and cost effective way to promote better patient satisfaction and health promotion.
Nurses need to respond to the growing needs of the changing health care system by advancing education, addressing the barriers to nursing practice and taking leadership roles.
The IOM envisions a future of health care system that embodies quality, safe, preventative and affordable care for all. We become change agents and take significant