The Future of Nursing? How will nursing in the future be impacted as a result of the Institute Of Medicine’s (IOM) report of 2010?
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The Future of Nursing? How will nursing in the future be impacted as a result of the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) report of 2010?
In 2010 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) put out a report that has already started to impact nursing today but is really going to affect the future of nursing. This report is going to have major effects on nursing in the future; it is going to effect the education requirements of nurses, nursing practices, especially in the primary care area and the role of nurses as leaders. ...view middle of the document...
The IOM report of 2010 is a comprehensive study that was done and is pretty unbiased. The committee that performed the study believes that all health care professionals should be allowed to practice at their level of training and education but because of historical, regulatory and political barriers they cannot. Are these barriers because of some kind of power trip? Are these governing bodies afraid that they will lose control of the health care world? The different agencies that are in control of these barriers need to realize that because of the increasing demographics of this country, advanced technology and the aging healthcare workforce (nurses and physician’s) we are going to (soon be in trouble) and will not have enough primary care givers to take care of the increasing population and geriatrics. The study shows that advanced nursing, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), can and are capable of doing primary care if the governing bodies will allow it. Nurses are at the forefront of healthcare and are doing more to prevent illness through teaching and education that can help change the way that primary care is given and we be able to treat every increasing healthcare demands of society. I am taking the necessary steps to increase my education, to learn how to become a more effective leader and to practice more evidence based healthcare so that maybe what I do will help influence the governing bodies that we can and are willing and able to transform healthcare to a more streamlined and less fragmented system that we have today.
Roles of Nurses as Leaders
As we are discovering some of the changes in nursing (Nursing Practice in the Primary care and Nursing Education) to...