Friday, December 17, 2010

Nursing Recommendations Highlighted in the New England Journal of Medicine

It is with great pleasure to share two articles featured on the New England Journal of Medicine's website discussing how implementing recommendations made by the IOM's report: "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health," will have a tremendous impact on how care is delivered in the United States. One of these articles was written by Linda H. Aiken, Ph.D., R.N., an INQRI NAC member.

Dr. Aiken's piece titled, "Nurses for the Future," addresses the importance of both current and future nurses obtaining advanced degrees in order fill the pending gap in nurse faculty, instructors and leadership roles.

Julie A. Fairman, Ph.D., R.N, et al.'s essay titled, "Nurses' Scope of Practice," explains how broadening the scope of nursing practice will increase the effectiveness of primary care while lowering costs.

Click here to access the Intiative for the Future of Nursing website.

Click here to access Monday's blogpost which summarizes recent news stories from around the country regarding the IOM's report.

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