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The Future of Nursing

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, November 14th, 2010

In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM)  launched a two-year initiative to assess and transform the nursing profession, to create a blueprint for the future of nursing.

Through its deliberations, the committee developed four key messages:

  • Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.
  • Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
  • Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.
  • Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure.

Not only will these ideas improve patient care, it will improve nurse morale, recruitment and retention.

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