Implementation of the IOM Future of Nursing
As a way of making quality health care accessible to the diverse population in US, quite a number of stakeholders in the industry believe that it is necessary to develop work of health care providers among them primary care pharmacists, physicians, and nurses.
As a consequence, it led to the establishment of the Committee on The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJF) initiative on the Future of Nursing. This committee established a vision for the transformation of the health care system to deal with these issues (American Nurses Association, 2011). This initiative was dabbed Campaign for Action, released in October 2010. The objective of this article is to explore the work of the RWJF at the Institute of Medicine that resulted in the Institute of Medicine report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) approached IOM in 2008 to create a two-year initiative regarding the prospects of nursing, with the main objective of recommending an action-oriented blue-print for nursing future. The recommendations included the necessary changes in public and institutional policies at the local, national, and state levels (American Nurses Association, 2011). During deliberation, The IOM committee established four key messages which dominated the recommendations and discussion represented in the report (Institute of Medicine, 2010):
a) Nurses should practice fully in line with their training and learning
b) Nurses ought to undergo higher training with the help of improved system of education that encourages academic development
c) Nurses ought to partner fully with doctors and health professionals in redesigning the United State’s health care
d) Effective workforce policy making and planning need an improved information infrastructure and better data collection. ...