Implementation of the IOM future of nursing report

Implementation of the IOM future of nursing report


The health sector is among one of the most dynamic areas in any countries economy. The industry faces a lot of changes with the increase in technological development and new areas of studies that keep on cropping up. In the United States of America, the sector has an opportunity to undergo a transformation from its current status to one that is acceptable, reliable, affordable, and one that is patient-centered as well as observes evidenced based practice.

Remodeling of some of its major aspects might help the USA to achieve the above goals. The nursing profession is a body that houses nurses who continue to provide healthcare in the country. The job incorporates various members of who provide basic care to patients. Nurses are usually in constant interaction with the community. The transformation must involve nurses for it to attain maximum success.

The Congress passed a bill that was signed into law by the president in 2010.The Affordable care Act made it possible for the United States of America to transform its healthcare system. In 2008, the Robert Wood Foundation entered into a partnership with the institute of medicine(Battié, 2013). The organization aimed at transforming the nursing profession and achieving the goals of the Affordable care act in general.

The work of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation committee on the future of nursing

The partnership formed by the Robert Wood Foundation Board and the Institute of Medicine had the responsibility of coming up with a report. The partnership was initiated so as to secure the future as well as analyze the nursing profession. It contained some recommendations for a blueprint that were action-oriented. The report included factor such as changes in both institutional and in public policies at the local, national and state levels. On 30th November 2010, the partnership organized a meeting that aimed at discussing the action to follow in realizing its goals(Battié, 2013).

The set committee had to conceptualize the role of nurses in their workforce, current and future changes in technology and the projected shortage of nurses. It also had the responsibilities of examining the ability of the nursing workforce to achieve the demands of the refined healthcare system. The other vital responsibility of the formed committee was to advocate for an increase in training institutions for nurses and redesigning of the nursing curriculum to rhyme with the changing market(Bleich,2011).

The committee set by the RWJF and IOM, had the responsibilities of recommending ways through which the nursing profession could attract well-trained nurses and retain them in the had the authority to examine the existing solutions that were employed to sorting the shortage of nurse and provide adequate changes that were necessary(Bleich,2011).

The importance of the IOM to nursing practice, education and work development

The institute of medicine came on board so as to ensure that the nursing profession observed the stated reforms. It took part in coming up with the different recommendation that aimed at spearheading the nursing practice through recognizing the role of nurses. The IOM did all this via fighting for the expansion of the nursing faculty and encouraging people to join nursing school so as to reduce the projected shortage of nurses(Kershaw, 2011).

The institute of medicine advocated for better working conditions and salaries for nurses so as to promote the level of retaining nurses in the workforce. It engaged in the transformation of the nursing profession through advancing the application of modernized technology in nursing practice. The IOM focused on the delivery of nursing care and transforming nursing education so as to assure employers of the availability of qualified nurses(Kershaw,2011).

The role of state-based action coalitions and how they advance goals of the future of nursing

The state-based action coalition played an essential role in encouraging as well as facilitating nurses so as to participate in building a healthier community. The coalition acted as a representative of the nosiness, education and health organizations (Hassmiller,2011). It also propagated the goals of the future of nursing through carrying out massive campaigns programs at the regional, local and state levels. It played a vital role in improving the healthcare and health of Americans. It did this through strengthening the workforce and the leadership of nurses. The coalition played a crucial role in ensuring that the recommendation of the IOM and the RWJF are practiced(Hassmiller,2011).

The coalition encouraged financing of nursing education through sponsorship programs through promoting the expansion of nursing based institutions. It did all these so as to facilitate the training of nurses. It indulges in educating policy makers and decision makers, and it works hard to advance the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine report. It also sets up clear goals in alignment with the recommendations.


The Georgia action instigated a workforce center that had the mandate of developing solutions aimed at enhancing nursing as a profession. It engaged in improving the delivery of healthcare and facilitating the negotiations with the office of the secretary of states through the board of nursing of Georgia. The talks aim at improving the nursing profession in the region through curbing the projected shortage of nurses.

Barriers currently existing in Georgia and how to overcome them

The state laws are restrictive, and they act as the structural barriers in Georgia. For instance, they require APRNS to have protocol agreements with supervising physicians. As well as mandates additional requirements on supervisions((Bleich, 2011). Besides, APRNs in Georgia are restricted from writing prescriptions for schedule ii medications. The restrictions hinders the advancement of nursing as a profession in Georgia as nurse’s lack a platform of exercising their full potentials(Battié, 2013). Nurses can overcome the barriers through empowering nurses. They can also avoid the set walls through joining a union that might advocate for the formation of and creation of a schemes of work that clearly stipulate the job description of is only through clearly defined roles that nurses can practice their profession with courage.


The action based coalition of action, together with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine have played an essential role in ensuring that the nursing profession undergoes radical changes. The changes aim at spearheading better working conditions for nurses so as to reduce the chances of the shortage of nurses. The various bodies have acted in unison son in championing the solid recommendations so as to better the nursing profession. They have served as advocates for the profession. The Georgia state laws that act as a hindrance to the practice of nursing have created a negative picture to is only through empowering of nurses that they can overcome the set barriers. The union of nurses should also strive to ensure that nurses and nursing as a profession are preserved.


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