The Impact of Iom Report on Nursing Practice

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The Impact of IOM On The Future Of Nursing
The expansion of healthcare over the years, patients being more involved in their care and needs getting more complicated, nursing profession faces more challenges. On October 5th 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched a report that made recommendations for action oriented blue print transforming the nursing profession to effectively meet the promise of a reformed healthcare system and the nation’s health needs. These recommendations are as follows:
1. Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.
2. Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
3. Nurses should be full partners with physician and other health professionals, in redesigning healthcare in the United States.
4. Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure.
Impact of IOM Report on Nursing Education The report recommends that nurses should attain higher education levels to meet the needs of today’s changing healthcare system; therefore nurses should achieve the necessary competencies to ensure the delivery of safe patient-centered care. The nursing education must be improved to accommodate these competencies which include leadership, system improvement, collaboration, emphasis practice based on evidence, research, community and public health, geriatrics, computer skills and information management. These are essential to emulate the technological advancement in healthcare today as opposed to the current fragmented system that is both antiquated and ineffective. The IOM report recommends seamless transition of nursing education into higher degree program, bachelor’s degree, to master’s, PhD, and doctor of nursing practice DNP. The reports

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