The Future Of Nursing : Leading Change, Advancing Health Care Field

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The health care field is ever changing, the article The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (2010), explains all the changes that need to happen in the health care system (Institute of Medicine, 2010). The recommendations that the Institute of Medicine has for the health care field are ones that are important for the workers as well as the patients. This report applies to my career because being in the master’s program I am furthering my education, which is one of the messages that this article has to the readers (Institute of Medicine, 2010, p. 4). Message one is also relevant to my career because it talks about nurse residency program and I have been in a program for a little over a year (Institute of Medicine, 2010, p. 5). As a nurse doing continuing education is a way of following new trends and developments in information.
This article helps the health care field because it is giving the population what they need; better health care, better education, and more providers. One of the messages in the article is that advanced practice registered nurses should be able to work as if they were doctors (Institute of Medicine, 2010, p. 5). One of the many things our health care system is lacking is primary physicians; there are many people in the population that need primary care doctors but not enough doctors. If they were able to allow the advanced practice registered nurses to work as a primary doctor that might help the problem. I believe that the four
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