As health care has changed to become more complex and technologically advanced, nursing is changing with it. The 2010 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” is a blueprint for how nursing must transform to successfully meet the challenges of 21st century health care, from practice to policy.
Our downloadable brochure, A Nurse’s Guide to the Institute of Medicine’s “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” summarizes the report’s four key messages and eight recommendations in an easy-to-digest format.
The 672-page IOM report offers four key findings for how nursing can adapt to the changes in health care, from higher levels of education to more workforce data. It then offers eight action-oriented recommendations for changes to nursing policies, laws, education, and practice to support those adaptations. Some of these suggestions are sweeping changes that must be accomplished through collaboration between lawmakers, health care organizations, and other stakeholders. Others are steps that nurses can take on their own.
As a nurse, you may have many questions about the IOM report, such as:
- How will the changing expectations about nursing affect my career?
- How is nursing practice changing to meet the demands of health care?
- What can I do to support my own successful nursing practice and career?
- What laws and policies regarding nursing practice might change as a result of the report?
Download the brochure to get answers and learn how you can prepare for the future of nursing.
For more detailed summaries of the report, read our three-part series of articles:
- The Institute of Medicine's "Future of Nursing" Report: Key Messages
- The Institute of Medicine's "Future of Nursing" Report: Recommendations, Part I
- The Institute of Medicine's "Future of Nursing" Report: Recommendations, Part II
To learn more about how the online nursing programs at the University of Saint Mary can help you thrive in a changing health care environment, request more information or call us at 877-307-4915 to speak to an admissions advisor.