Implementation Of The Institute Of Medicine

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Implementation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Future of Nursing Report Introduction The focus of this paper is based on the importance of the IOM report on the “Future of Nursing” in relation to nursing practice, workforce development and the nursing education. The standard of practice coupled with professional accountability in addition to professional development forms the foundation for the nursing profession as it continues to evolve with the ever-changing needs of those they serve, be it the patient, the public, health care team members, or the nursing profession. Standards of practice are the “what” and describe a competent level of nursing care while Standards of professional performance are the “how” of nursing (Cresaia & Friberg, 2010). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Committee Initiative and IOM Research Report The IOM in collaboration with RWJF launched a two-year initiative in an effort or with an agenda to transform the nursing profession. The IOM’s major agenda is to “serve as adviser to the nation to improve health” (IOM, 2010). The IOM is highly recognized by the legislature and very powerful as well. With the consensus of the committee, the four major recommendations were that: - “Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training. - Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression. - Nurses should be full partners with

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