Implementation Methods of Health Promotion Essay

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Professional Development of Nursing Professionals Mercy Prakash Grand Canyon University: NRS 430V 2/17/2013 Professional Development of Nursing Professionals Nursing as a profession is the largest component of the healthcare workforce in America. There are 3 million Registered Nurses in the country, and the Healthcare settings have been changing since the “2010 Affordable Care Act” (ACA). Nurses are the most influential in this fundamental transformation. However, a number of obstacles prevent nurses from being up to the professional code in their responsibilities and practices in the changing Healthcare environment, and these hurdles need to be jumped to lead change and advance health (IOM Report, 1) The Institute of Medicine is…show more content…
Importance is given to increase the diversity to ensure nurses are able to provide care for a culturally diverse patient population. IOM report recommended increasing the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degree to eighty percent by 2020 (IOM Report, 12). It recommended that healthcare organizations should encourage nurses with associates and diploma degrees to enter baccalaureate nursing programs within 5 years of graduation by offering tuition reimbursement, and providing a salary differential and promotions (IOM Report, 12). IOM also recommended to double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 with attention to increasing diversity (IOM Report, 12). IOM recommended nurse residency programs after they completed a pre licensure or an advanced practice degree program or when they are transitioning into a new clinical practice area. This improves retention of nurses, expands competencies, and improves patient outcomes .IOM Report, 12) 2. Provide opportunities for nurses to assume leadership positions and to serve as full partners in health care redesign and improvement efforts. IOM strongly recommends the need for nurse leaders to act as full partners with physicians, and other health care professionals (IOMReport,4) The need of leaders from various levels in nursing is emphasized.. Nurse leaders are expected to shape policies, and engage in implementation of new policies related to health care reform. IOM
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