The Future of Nursing Essay

990 Words Oct 28th, 2015 4 Pages
The Future of Nursing: Education, Practice and Leadership
Amber M. Crouch
Grand Canyon University: Professional Dynamics
October 6th, 2015 In 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) began a two year project in response to the need for assessment and change in the profession of nursing. This initiative brought together a diverse group of people who, at the end of the two years, provided a detailed report entitled “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”. The goal the committee hoped to address in the formation of this initiative was multi faceted and sought to assess how nurses could be better utilized to “address the increasing demand for safe, high quality,
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As such, the transition from one program and degree field to the next should be as seamless as possible in order to encourage the upward move for knowledge. Achieving a more educated work force can be attained by making it financially possible for a person to further their education and providing more programs that are tailored to people already in the workforce. The continued promotion of RN to BSN programs, additional facilities that offer traditional BSN programs, online programs, and educational collaborations will allow a more automatic and painless continued education movement of the nursing force.
Nursing Practice In direct partnership with higher levels of education for the nursing workforce, is the understanding that nurses would be able to obtain the higher level degrees that would allow them to serve as primary care providers, nurse researchers and educators. It encourages the utilization of the educational experiences of these nurses to impact the growing populations of the aging and sick and to help fill in the gaps left by the decrease in the number of primary care providers. Our healthcare system is in the midst of a dramatic shift where care providers are attempting to develop new ways to provide more primary instead of specialty care, and to deliver more care to the community. (IOM) Advanced practice nurses such as Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Anesthetists have the training

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