Nursing Transformation

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Nursing Transformation
Author: unknown
Grand Canyon University
Professional Dynamics

May 29, 2011

Nursing Transformation
As the health care system trends toward a new approach to delivering care, the nursing profession must become engaged in the transformation. According to the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on nursing future, this revolution will have great impact on the nurse’s practice, education, and leadership (National Research Council, 2011). As history has unveiled, the profession, once again, has potential to grow stronger with the ever-changing world of health care. By shaping the nursing practice to conform to these changes, the demand for
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The most challenging key message proposed by the IOM is the partnership nurses should formulate amongst physicians and the entire health professional team in order to compose a new health care system in the United States. This collaboration will empower the profession to transform into the leadership roles necessary to contribute decision-making improvements to the delivery of care. It will be a requisite for nurses to serve as contributing members on committees, boards, and commissions and have a voice in policy making. Nursing is reshaping into an interdisciplinary leadership model. The demographics of this model have no divisions of hierarchy, but a need for a more complex co-operative symphony.
John F. Kennedy once stated, “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” (The Quotations Page, 1994-2012). Having said this, partnership is the key to convey cohesive leadership promoting growth from each professional’s knowledge allowing new provisions to evolve. In order for this remodeling process to offer an improved end point in the health care system, it is necessary for nurses to rise to the magnitude that is awaiting them. The nursing profession is the largest division of health care personnel, contributing to more than 3 million members (National Research Council, 2011, p. 23). The nursing provisions, recommended by the Committee, are within reach if nurses fulfill their potential as primary providers, which requires a continuation of
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