The IOM Report Impact On The Nursing Profession

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IOM Report Impact on the Nursing Profession "In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) began a two year study initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession (Institute of Medicine, 2010). An interdisciplinary committee was put together to report the nation 's issues impacting health care. Recommendations were set forth by the IOM in a way to improve and restructure the nursing profession to fit the future of the medical field (Institute of Medicine, 2010). The recommendations from the committee start with an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing and identify matters of medical care, research and education. (Hassmiller, 2010). The Affordable Care Act
The ANA is incorporating the concepts taken from the IOM’s report, with the focus on leadership, education, and the practices of nursing (American Nurses Association, n.d.). It is vital to the nursing profession to produce leaders in the nursing profession throughout the healthcare system, starting at the bedside to the boardroom (Institute of Medicine, 2010). The IOM advocates for nurses while supporting them to step up into a leadership roles. In the past, the nursing role was thought of as assisting the physician and only carry out the direction of their orders. According to the IOM report (2010), the nursing leadership should be “full partners in redesign efforts, accountable for their contributions to delivering high- quality care, and work collaboratively with leaders from other health professions” (p. 3). The implementation of the transformations will directly impact patient outcomes as it relates to
The IOM has clearly outlined the action-oriented blueprint and the steps to take place to ensure nurses are well-positioned to lead and make recommended necessary transformations in the advanced health care system. Today nurses have the potential to overcome obstacles by leading innovative strategies to transform nursing education, practice, and leadership (Institute of Medicine,
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