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Featured Article: A Nurse's Guide to "The Future of Nursing" Report
The Institute of Medicine’s 2010 report “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. The document presents a detailed strategy for accomplishing this feat. This guide presents an easy-to-read summary of the report’s four key messages and eight action-oriented recommendations.
The Nursing Shortage: Who Is at Risk?
The Nursing Shortage: Who Is at Risk? It’s a known fact in the health care industry that the United States is facing a potential shortage of Registered Nurses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has estimated that there will be over a million job openings for nurses by 2022.
The Impact of the Aging Population on Nursing
The proportion of elderly people in the U.S. population is growing, and fast. According to the Administration on Aging, people age 65 and older are expected to make up nearly 22 percent of the population by 2040, compared to 14.5 percent in 2014.1 This demographic shift has serious implications for many aspects of our society, but especially for the health care industry — and for nurses in particular.
Older adults have specific health needs that nurses will need to anticipate and adjust to accommodate to ensure optimal patient outcomes. Some of those include:
National Nurses Week: Its History and Purpose
Every May 6 through May 12 is National Nurses Week in the United States. This annual event is rooted in a celebration of the legacy of perhaps the most famous nurse in history, Florence Nightingale, who was born on May 12, 1820.
Top Four Challenges for Today’s Nurse Administrators
Heath care is undergoing huge changes and growth, and will continue to do so. Here are a few main challenges nurse administrators have to face today.
Advanced Nursing Theory: Nursing Theory vs. Nursing Practice
Bridging the gap between nursing theory and practice is important for the field to maintain ethical standards in the fast-paced world of medicine.