IOM Future of Nursing Report

IOM Future of Nursing Report

Review the IOM report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” and explore the “Campaign for Action: State Action Coalition” website. In a 1,000-1,250 word paper, discuss the influence the IOM report and state-based action coalitions have had on nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing workforce development, and how they continue to advance the goals for the nursing profession.

Include the following:

  • Describe the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee Initiative that led to the IOM report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”
  • Outline the four “Key Messages” that structure the IOM Report recommendations. Explain how these have transformed or influenced nursing practice, nursing education and training, nursing leadership, and nursing workforce development. Provide examples.
  • Discuss the role of state-based action coalitions. Explain how these coalitions help advance the goals specified in the IOM report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”
  • Research the initiatives on which your state’s action coalition is working. Summarize two initiatives spearheaded by your state’s action coalition. Discuss the ways these initiatives advance the nursing profession.
  • Describe barriers to advancement that currently exist in your state and explain how nursing advocates in your state overcome these barriers.

You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, seeks to transform nursing as part of bigger efforts to reform the healthcare system (Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine, 2015). In the committee’s report, titled “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” IOM envisages a future where quality care is provided at affordable prices, primary prevention and care are core health care system drivers, Interprofessional coordination and collaboration are the norms, and payment for health care services rewards value for individuals and the society at large. To meet these objectives, IOM envisioned that most aspects of care systems must be transformed, including the nursing profession (Jennifer, 2019). In 2008, the RWJF committee called for major changes in the nurses’ education, responsibilities, and roles to meet the advanced demand for healthcare and ensure healthcare system improvements.

In framing the discussion, the RWJF committee’s question was: what are the nursing roles in combating the rising demand for quality, safe, affordable, and efficient health care services? RWJF affirmed that advanced health care regulations would need strategies to address primary care management concerns, chronic illnesses, wellness and well-ing, and adverse events prevention (Blair & Jansen, 2015). Also, the work of RWJF identified the increasing demand for school health services, palliative care, long-term care, and mental health services. The report also determined that nursing creates the future an unwavering commitment to care, safety, quality, and better patient outcomes. As a result, the report stressed that nurses oversee key roles as leaders and team members for a transformed and properly-integrated, client-focused healthcare system (Blair & Jansen, 2015).

Key Messages that Structure the IOM Report

Released in 2010, the IOM report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” featured four (4) key messages:

Nurses are entitled to practice to their education and training’s full potential:  The IOM report identified regulations and policy barriers as the main factors that make nurses not practice their education and experience optimally (Palatnik, 2015). For instance, each State uses the Nurses Practice Act that addresses the scope of practice, education program standards, and licencing requirements. Due to the report, more resources and structures have been put in place to create flexible health care systems and support the transparent transition of nurses from….End of Preview….

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