Iom Report

806 Words Oct 24th, 2013 4 Pages
Nursing according to the Institute of Medicine report
With over three million nurses in the United States nurses play an important role in healthcare today. As the future of health care changes the nurses’ role will change as well. In 2008, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) combined partnership and put together a committee to assess nursing practices and make recommendations for the future transformations in the health care system. This report was released in 2010 and included four key components in which three will be discussed in this paper. One key component stated in the report was “Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that
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#). In order for advancement in the nursing profession, one must possess strong leadership abilities. Many ideas are provided within the IOM report for different leadership programs, mentorship programs and ways to include nursing in the policy making process. A nurse that is confident and shows strong leadership abilities is necessary to implement the necessary changes to achieve the goals for the future of the health care delivery system. The last key component discussed in this paper as noted in the IOM report states “Nurses should practice at the full extent of their education and training” (Institute of Medicine 2010, pg. #). Because of the goals and recommendations with in the IOM report nurses are going to have to change the way they currently practice health care. At this time there are many different laws and regulations from state to state that are barriers for nurses. The report acknowledges the importance of removing these barriers to allow nurses to perform at their fullest educational competency. Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN) continue to have a very restrictive state scope of practice therefore inhibiting their ability to contribute to the health care delivery system. Whether an APRN is a Primary Care Provider (PCP), or a RN is a patient advocate and bedside care provider they are all important roles in the nursing profession in a primary care setting (Institute of Medicine 2010). After reading the IOM report I can start reaching
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