Fitting into the IOM Future of Nursing Recommendations

Fitting into the IOM Recommendations for the Future of Nursing

                   The Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee filed a report on future of nursing recommendations in 2015. This was an evaluation of the 2010 report. The report highlights the role of nurses in improving healthcare as highlighted in the landmark: leading change and advancing health. The IOM committee launched a campaign for action to guide in the implementation of the recommendations. (Pittman, Patricia, et al 2015) Every nurse has a role to play in ensuring success of the plan. This essay will discuss in detail how the writer can fit in as a nurse undergraduate to help in the following recommendations: improving the proportion of nurses with Baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020, increase doctorates degrees by 2020 and ensure that nurses engage in continuous learning. More so, I will identify my job options that I can choose based on education, how it will help the  writer  compete in the job market and its contribution to the writer’s role in the future of nursing.

In increasing the number of nurses with Baccalaureate Degree, the writer do fit in by first being an undergraduate in nursing. Enrolling into the program is leading by example hence encouraging others to have goals of doing the same. Advocating for incentives and programs for Baccalaureate Degree would be a great motivation. The writer highly focus on my scope as degree nurse and ensure to practice to the fullest.(Bryant-Lukosius, Denise, et al, 2016) Mentoring aspiring nurses is also effective through training program that educate young adults on how they can impact on the health of the community with advanced nursing education.

Promoting nurses pursuit of the doctoral degree was a recommendation that the committee insisted would impact on full the potential of nurses. As an undergraduate, the writer fit in this agenda by aspiring to be a nurse with a doctorate degree. Attending programs that push for the agenda is one of the activities that would promote success of this agenda. Motivating nurses through programs and conferences is quite effective according to the committee. Attending to these conferences is how the writer fit in. By so doing, the writer also ensure that he play a role in promoting lifelong learning for nurses. The IOM committee encourages nurses to engage in lifelong learning so as to adjust to the evolving healthcare system. (Bryant-Lukosius, Denise, et al, 2016)  This the writer can contribute to through advancing his studies, attending educational health conferences as well as working with other professions collaboratively.

As a Baccalaureate nurse, in have the job options of doing bedside nursing management, lecturing the diploma nurses as well as mentoring other undergraduate nurses.  The writer’s level of education will assist in the job market because the more learned one is in nursing, the greater their scope of practice. (Auerbach, David & Straiger 2015) A doctoral degree nurse has a higher role to play and can impact into health policy hence have better job market in comparison with a bachelor’s degree nurse. As an undergraduate nurse, the writer can impact on the future of nursing through continuous learning, mentoring fellow nurses, attending health conferences. Advancing   studies is hence quite significant to fit in the evolving health system.







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