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The Impact and Future on Nursing In this paper I will discuss the goals of the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) published report and its impact on nursing education, nursing practice specifically in primary care and the impact on the nurse as a role of leadership. In my conclusion, I will provide on a personal level what modifications I will make in my nursing practice to meet the IOM report goals. Within the paper I will explore how the impact of the 2010 IOM published report titled “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” has on the three topic points stated above. The IOM published report was set forth by the IOM’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing committee group whose purpose is…show more content…
The focus of these IOM goals are to improve healthcare across the United States and to improve the health of all populations and lifespans. As stated in the IOM summary report: “The recommendations offered in this report focus on the critical intersection between the health needs of diverse populations across the lifespan and the actions of the nursing workforce. They are intended to support efforts to improve the health of the U.S. population through the contributions nurses can make to the delivery of care” (IOM, 2010, p. 4). In conclusion, to transform the United States healthcare system contributions must be provided by the nursing profession. The changes will require implementation of the described IOM goals of transforming nursing education, nursing practice and nursing leadership. I believe the process of change to the nursing profession has already began as many of my nursing colleagues have begun to return to school to complete their Baccalaureate degrees (BSN). I personally will be meeting the goals set forth by the IOM. I will do so by improving my nursing practice with continuing my education and completing my BSN. I will also improve my nursing bedside practice and possibly step into nursing leaderships roles. By November 2015 I plan on applying into a Nurse Practitioners program (FNP) where after I will be working in the primary care setting and I will be able to lead a
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