IOM REPORT ON NURSING PRACTICE

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Nursing has become one of the most important professions in healthcare however; there are many aspects as to what is needed for nurses to become more efficient in their skills. The IOM report has much information as to the impact of nursing in regards to nursing practice, education, and leadership. In each of these, the IOM report explains the importance of these subjects as well as the impact it has on future nursing. In this paper, the explanations of the importance of each of these skills are explained as well as what suggestions should be implemented to improve nursing practices.
IOM Report Impact on Nursing Practice
The goal of nursing practice is providing patients care that is catered to their specific needs rather than what
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The goal of nursing education is to prepare nurse to be able to meet a diversity of patients’ needs, function as a leader, and advance science in an effort to deliver safe and quality care to patients. According to The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health (n.a, 2011), nursing education needs to prepare nursing graduates to work in an effective way with other health professionals in an evolving health care profession.
Some of the barriers that are effecting nursing education are the cost, aging nurses, limited nursing educators, insufficient clinical placement opportunities, and failing nursing education curriculums. Although the health profession is really pushing for more nurses to enter into the nursing profession, in the U.S thousands of applicants who are qualified to enter into the nursing programs, either ADN or BSN, are turned away each year due to a lack of capacity which is hindering the need for more and different types of nurses.
IOM Report Impact on Nursing Leadership
The key concept on the IOM Report is believed that nurses should partner with physicians and other healthcare professionals in redesigning health care in the United States. Competencies and leadership skills are important in order to collaborate with. healthcare professionals and transcend with the different levels of nursing. Nursing leadership is one that serves as a patient advocates while being involved in decisions on how to improve care.

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