The Impact of the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report on the Future of Nursing in Education, Practice and Leadership
Grand Canyon University: Professional Dynamics NRS 430v
This paper seeks to expand upon the 2010 Institute of Medicine’s report on the future of nursing, leading change, advancing health and illustrating its impact on nursing education, practice and leadership. There is an ongoing transformation in the healthcare system necessitated by the need to achieve a patient centered care in the community, public, and primary care settings in contrast to previous times. Nurses occupying vital roles in the healthcare system, need improvements in the areas mentioned above to
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This will also help to equip them with competencies to be able to take part in formation of health policies, financing decisions, leadership, and quality improvements. An increase in the number of nurses with the baccalaureate degree in a work force is also likely to produce more nurses with higher education at the Master’s and Doctoral levels, that will serve as primary care providers, researchers, and occupy faculty positions which is already in great demand across the profession. Nurses were charged to take education as a lifelong learning opportunity. Also inclusive in the IOM report is the ongoing shortage of nurses with the right skills, due to high turnover rates, most common among new graduates, which continue to destabilize the workforce in the United States. This is as a result of difficulties new graduates encounter when transferring skills into practice. Hence nurse residency programs was highly recommended to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills in delivering safe and quality care as defined by the standard of nursing practice.
Impact on Nursing Practice: In addition to the educational reform for nurses as mentioned above,there are legal barriers, historical, cultural, policies and constraints from inconsistent state regulations hindering nurses at all levels, from