Transformation in Nursing Practice

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Transforming Nurses Practice, Education, and Leadership to Meet Advancing Healthcare
Grace Wood

Today’s nursing lacks smooth transformation to higher education in order for nurses to advance their practice. Research completed in 2010 by the Institute of Medicine, (IOM) who provide policy makers, health professionals, private sector and the public with an independent, objective, evidence –based comprehensive report to assist in addressing needs to meet the advancing healthcare, (Tanner, 2012, pp. 347). The major concern cited by the IOM is the stumbling block found existing for nurses transferring forward from associate degree nursing (ADN) to baccalaureate; then going on to obtain their doctoral level in nursing, (IOM, 2010). The IOM’s goal is to have 80 percent baccalaureate degree nurses (BSN) in the workforce by 2020 and have double the number of doctoral level nurses from the current number, (IOM, 2010). This would require smooth access and distinct learning pathways for associate nurses to continue their education as noted by the IOM recommendations. To promote expansion of nursing school facility, nursing research personal and to address educational shortages, the IOM’s recommendation is that 10 percent of all baccalaureate degree nurses move into a masters or doctorate program within the first five years of graduation, (IOM, 2010). This goal will require recruiting and retaining desired qualified academic and clinical nursing faculty to meet the needs of advanced education. An increase in compensation of both salary and benefit packages offered by universities is seen as supportive to this specific nursing shortage. Oregon State’s is model program making better use of limited facilities and funding. Providing seamless transition in advancing nursing education; while addressing the needs of an evolving health care industry has provided an

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