Essay about IOM Report

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2010 IOM REPORT: IMPACT ON NURSING Cheralee C. Seekatz Grand Canyon University: Professional Dynamics 6/2/2014 Abstract In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) generated a report making recommendations that outline progressive planning for the future of nursing. The Institute has responded to barriers and offers solutions to the rapidly changing healthcare model in light of the affordable care act (The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health, 2011). This paper will consider the impact of the IOM on nursing education, nursing practice and the nurse’s role as a leader. It will examine, what I believe to be positive…show more content…
The patient may become sicker and acquire hospital complications. It not only costs the patient more money, but could in turn cost the hospital as well. That bed could have been used for another patient in need of care. Nurses Role as a Leader Hand in hand with education progression and nurses being full partners, the IOM fully expects that many more nurses will emerge as leaders. The report proposes that leadership be embedded in nursing education to prepare nurses for this role. It describes the importance of mentorship in helping nurses to achieve advancement, leadership and partnership. Along with leadership roles a nursing residence or preceptorship program would be prudent to better transition nurses all the way from novice nurse into more multifaceted responsibilities and roles (The future of nursing: leading change, advancing health 2011). What a culture change this would be from nurses who are rumored to “eat their young” to nurses who mentor and guide those around them. A culture of teamwork working towards a common goal would increase nursing retention, satisfaction and in turn produce happy nurses who make happy patients! Meeting the Goals of the IOM Many challenges lay in the way of implementing the goals of the IOM. While the goals are necessary, they may be difficult to implement. The challenges are: 1. Achieving a higher education, may be difficult for many. A large percentage of homes

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