Professional Dynamics

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Running head: THE IMPACT ON THE FUTURE OF NURSING FROM THE 2010 The Impact on the Future of Nursing from the 2010 IOM Report Marianne Green Grand Canyon University February 4, 2012 The Impact on the Future of Nursing from the 2010 IOM Report The impact of the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on nursing education has outlined the need for nurses with higher degrees due to the changes required in caring for a more diversified population. In the 21st century, health care challenges have shifted dramatically. The population of America is older and by the year 2030 an estimated 20 percent of the population will be 65 and older. The change in cultures and socioeconomic factors has become more diverse and the need for new…show more content…
Nurses need to understand the constant changes in the nursing profession. The shift is in patient care that transforms from specialty care to primary care and to deliver the care in the community rather than in the acute care area. Nurses would be enabled to practice within the full extent of their education, training, and competency levels creating better care in the health care community (Institute of Medicine, October 5, 2010). As an RN in surgery our department is constantly implementing more defined models of patient care through the use of teamwork, professional collaboration, and education of staff and patients. The nurses in our department demonstrate strong leadership capabilities that ensure the completion of assigned tasks. Nurses as leaders have long been overlooked by the communities. “To be effective leaders and full partners, nurses need to possess two critical sets of competencies: a common set that can serve as the foundation for any leadership opportunity and a more specific set tailored to a particular context, time, and place”(Institute of Medicine, October 5, 2010, p. 224). Nurses who are thinking about pursuing business development and entrepreneurial opportunities need to be proficient in areas such as economics and market forces, regulatory frameworks, and financing policy (Institute of Medicine, October 5, 2010). The future of nursing will always change and be subject to improvement. “Examining
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