After a two-year assessment of the nursing profession, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine have released recommendations in a report entitled “The Future of Nursing.” The report’s four key messages are:
- 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 care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.
- Effective workforce planning and policy-making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure.
To learn more, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.iom.edu/nursing.