Thursday, December 19, 2013

Three Years After Release of 'The Future of Nursing' Report - What Progress Have We Made?

On December 11, the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) 2013 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture focused on progress made advancing the recommendations of the IOM report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, released three years ago.

Donna Shalala, president of the University of Miami in Florida, former head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and chair of the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Initiative on the Future of Nursing, gave the keynote address, urging nurses and their allies to take this opportunity to transform nursing.

Among the victories cited by Shalala, RWJF President and CEO Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, and other speakers  were: the launch of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action; the removal of barriers to expanded scope of practice for advanced practice registered nurses in seven states; an increase in the number of streamlined nursing education programs that enable nurses to advance their education; and an increase in the appointment of nurses to decision-making boards.

Watch the webcast here.

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