The Future of Nursing: Leading Change , Advancing Health
Ulrika B. Kang
Grand Canyon University: NRS-430V
Professional Accountability, Standards of Practice, Professional development
December 1st, 2013 The Future of Nursing: Leading Change , Advancing Health Nursing as a career is one of the rare fastest developing fields in the medical industry in the United States and also in the world. Nurses are among the most significant members of any society. Owing to their irreplaceable services, change of the nursing practice was important. The practice had changed drastically, and as a result, there was the need for changes in nursing practice. The Institute of Medicine created a policy where nurses can make good use of opportunities to shape a medical scheme that meets demand for quality, accessible, patient-centered, safe and reasonably priced care. The Institute of Medicine calls for a vision where the medical industry can undertake a change that would be real in the provision of healthcare services. The Institute of Medicine requires nurses to take up roles that will help them to improve their abilities in the healthcare practice. The institute has applied diverse ways to make good health care reachable to the majority of the people. This paper entails the impacts of the IOM report on Nursing education, the impact of the report on nursing practice especially in primary care and how one would change the practice to reach the goals of the report, the paper also brings out the impact of the report on the nurse’s role as a leader. (Institute of medicine,2010). Harris & Roussel (2010) posited that care for patients in the 21st century cannot be compared to the care expected in the current years. Patient care has become more complex and complicated; as a result, nurses have to acquire skills and competencies in order to provide high quality care.