Impact of the 2010 Iom Report

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Running head: IMPACT OF THE 2010 IOM REPORT Impact of the 2010 IOM report on nursing education, practice, and leadership L.W. 2011 Abstract This paper will be exploring the impact of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health released on October 05, 2010. In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed a committee with the purpose of, “producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.” This paper will explore the impact of this report on nursing education, nursing practice, and the…show more content…
The IOM committee calls on the federal government for help in encouraging states to come together and standardize (sop) regulations for registered nurses and APRNs to allow them to practice at their full capacities. The third and last section of the IOM report that will be discussed is on “transforming leadership” key message # 3 of the IOM report states, “Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning healthcare in the United States.” The committee is calling for a new type of leadership, one that involves collaborating with others and working together as partners showing mutual respect. This style of leadership has been shown to improve patient outcomes, reduce staff turnover, and reduce medical errors. (Gardener, 2005; Joint Commission, 2008; Pearson, 2007) For the needed changes in the U.S. healthcare system to take place all nurses from nursing students through Chief Nursing Officers must develop competencies in leadership and become partners with physicians and others to improve our healthcare system and delivery of care. Conclusion The United States has the opportunity to transform its health care system and nursing should be fundamentally involved in the process, however creating a system that is both affordable and provides a high quality of care that is accessible to all requires a multidisciplinary approach. The power to improve
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