Report on the Future of Nursing

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Report on the Future of Nursing
Grand Canyon University
Nursing Trends and Issues
NRS - 440V

July 18, 2014

Report on the Future of Nursing
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) established a two year project in 2008 that responded to requests of nurses to come in and reexamine and renovate the current condition of the nursing profession to bring it in alignment with the healthcare requirements of the nation in response to the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The IOM voted in the committee on the RWJF project to create a report with the objective that it would create an action oriented plan for the future of nursing (Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, & Institute of Medicine (U.S.), 2011, p. xxi).
Nurses work in many areas that include long-term care facilities, hospitals, community and retail health clinics, public health centers, schools, homes, and battlefields. All of the nurses have different levels of education and competencies. The team took into thought the all that is entailed in the nursing profession from the type of education, type of nurse, to what kind of job they work in. After examining all of the variables they established four significant idea that will help nursing play an essential part in the health care reform. The ideas created: 1. Nurses must use their education and training to assure that they are working to their full potential. 2. Nurses must complete their education and training to make sure they are continually advancing in their work through an education system that approves that consistently advances their educational program to meet the ongoing educational needs. 3. Nurses must be full allies with clinicians, and all ancillary staff in the current plan to reshape the structure of healthcare. 4. It

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