institute of medicine iom recommendations and the future of nursing

institute of medicine iom recommendations and the future of nursing.

  • Examine the Initiative on the Future of Nursing report (Robert Wood Johnson, 2011).

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 professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.
  • Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure.

Eight recommendations:

  • Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers.
  • Recommendation 2: Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts.
  • Recommendation 3: Implement nurse residency programs.
  • Recommendation 4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
  • Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
  • Recommendation 6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.
  • Recommendation 7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.
  • Recommendation 8: Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workforce data.
  • Based on the readings from the report, post your responses to the following.
    • Has your practice environment addressed any recommendation(s) presented in IOM’s Future of Nursing Report?
      • My Practice environment is Med/surg unit If yes:
        • identify one recommendation that was addressed;
        • discuss why it was addressed;
        • discuss what action was taken to address it; and
        • describe the outcome.
      • Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Focus on education. Retrieved from
        • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2011). IOM recommendations. Retrieved from


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