Professional Development of Nursing Professionals

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Professional Development of Nursing Professionals

A committee on Robert Wood Johnson foundation collaborated with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to develop a project on the future of nursing back in 2008. In 2010 the IOM released a report on the initiative named The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Part II of the report describes the needed changes of the nursing profession in order to advance the whole health care system. The IOM “envisions a future where primary care and prevention are central drivers of the health care system, inter-professional collaboration and coordination are the norm, and payment for health care services rewards value, not volume of services, and
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Transforming nursing leadership is the third focus of the IOM report. According to the Key Message #3 of the report: “Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States”. Nurses have proven that they have leadership abilities in their everyday practice. The IOM stresses the importance of developing of nursing leadership skill for the transformation of the health care system. Nurses are encouraged to collaborate and partner with physicians and other health care professionals which would make the transition to a new model of health care more efficient. New research would be smoothly translated from the nursing education to the practice with the help of competent nursing leaders. Partnering with physicians and other health professional would require all nurses to develop strong level of leadership skills and competencies. Developing and mastering nursing leadership would not be achieved effectively without the nurses collaborating with various health care professionals. The IOM report highlights that “…collaboration is a key strategy for improving problem solving and achieving innovation in health care” (IOM, 2010).
The IOM report of 2010 inspires nurses to continue the journey of changing their individual practice and take it even to a higher level. On a personal level, I find in the report a big amount of
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