The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

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The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health
Lisa Greenspon
Grand Canyon University
Professional Dynamics
Elizabeth Larkins
May 5, 2013

The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

“According to the IOM report, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce. Nursing represents the largest sector of the health professions, with more than 3 million registered nurses in the United States.”

Transforming Practice

Patients, in any healthcare setting, deserve respect and care that is centered on their unique needs. Nurses and health care are required to assist them to achieve this goal. Changing the health care system will require us to reestablish our
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The social system becomes more and more demanding, needing us to deal with social and government resources, once we learn the newest of trends. We need to be emotionally supportive when these occur and often hold patients while they die and cry along with their families and loved ones. Budgets are becoming tighter, requiring us to work with less and less resources to function effectively in our jobs. There is an increase in demand for professors in the nursing schools, requiring nurses to achieve higher nursing degrees to qualify them to teach. Nursing schools today have long waiting lists due to the fact that there are inadequate instructors to have adequate teacher-student ratios in the classroom.

Transforming Leadership

Strong nursing leadership is essential if the strong future of a transformed health care system is to be achieved.

Not all nurses go into the profession with leadership ideas. The nursing profession must produce leaders throughout the health care system. Leaders must function as workers, and administrators with leadership qualities, while still meeting their budgets and running effective units with high functioning and happy staff members. They need to trouble shoot necessary and work with the medical faculty while pleasing their staff and the administers.

Leaders need to have an objective their professional goal and possess the skills and education to help their

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