Iom future of nursing report and nursing
Introduction In 2010, the Robert Wood Foundation Committee Initiative led to the development of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report titled “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” This report contained recommendations that aimed to improve nursing practice, education, leadership, and workforce development in the United States. State-based action coalitions were formed to implement the recommendations and advance the goals set in the report. This paper will explore the influence of the IOM report and state-based action coalitions on nursing practice, education, and workforce development. It will also discuss the initiatives spearheaded by the Florida action coalition and the barriers to advancement that currently exist in the state.
The Work of the Robert Wood Foundation Committee Initiative The Robert Wood Foundation Committee Initiative was a response to the need for a comprehensive examination of the nursing profession and the healthcare system. The initiative was designed to bring together leaders from nursing, healthcare, and other fields to identify solutions to the challenges facing the nursing profession. The initiative led to the formation of the IOM committee, which was tasked with developing the “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” report.
Four Key Messages of the IOM Report The IOM report contained four key messages that structured the recommendations. The first key message was to “ensure that nurses can practice to the full extent of their education and training.” This recommendation aimed to remove barriers that limit the scope of practice of nurses and expand their roles in healthcare delivery. The implementation of this recommendation has led to the development of advanced practice nursing roles such as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse anesthetists.
The second key message was to “improve nursing education.” The recommendation was to increase the number of nurses with baccalaureate and higher degrees and to ensure that nursing education programs are preparing nurses to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare system. The implementation of this recommendation has led to an increase in the number of nurses with advanced degrees and the development of nursing programs that integrate interprofessional education.
The third key message was to “provide opportunities for nurses to assume leadership positions and to serve as full partners in healthcare redesign and improvement efforts.” The recommendation aimed to increase the visibility of nurses in healthcare leadership positions and provide them with opportunities to contribute to healthcare policy and decision-making. The implementation of this recommendation has led to the development of leadership programs for nurses and increased representation of nurses in healthcare policy and decision-making.
The fourth key message was to “improve data collection and the information infrastructure for effective workforce planning and policy making.” The recommendation aimed to improve the collection and use of data to inform workforce planning and policy-making decisions. The implementation of this recommendation has led to the development of nursing workforce data sets and the use of data to inform nursing workforce planning.
Role of State-based Action Coalitions State-based action coalitions were formed to implement the recommendations of the IOM report at the state level. These coalitions bring together stakeholders from nursing, healthcare, and other fields to advance the goals specified in the report. The coalitions work to remove barriers to nursing practice, expand nursing education and training, increase nursing leadership opportunities, and improve workforce planning and policy-making.
Initiatives Spearheaded by the Florida Action Coalition The Florida Action Coalition has spearheaded several initiatives to advance the goals specified in the IOM report. One of the initiatives is the Florida Nurses on Boards Coalition, which aims to increase the representation of nurses on healthcare boards in Florida. The coalition provides training and resources to nurses to prepare them for leadership positions on healthcare boards.
Another initiative spearheaded by the Florida Action Coalition is the Nurse Residency Program. This program aims to provide support and training for newly licensed nurses to improve their transition from the academic to the practice setting. The program includes structured learning experiences and mentorship to help nurses develop