“Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” a report published by the IOM, makes recommendations for lifelong learning and achieving higher levels of education.

Examine the value of nursing education and discuss your overall educational objectives in 1,000-1,250 words.


Discuss your job-market options based on your educational background.
Examine the IOM’s Future of Nursing Recommendations for advancing your education. Describe your professional certification and advanced degrees (MSN, DNP, etc.) goals, as well as your motivations for pursuing the education. Determine a timetable for achieving these objectives. Discuss how increasing your level of education will affect your competitiveness in the current job market and your role in nursing’s future.
Discuss the relationship between continuing nursing education and competency, attitudes, knowledge, the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, and the Code of Ethics.
Consider whether continuing nursing education should be made mandatory. Give evidence to back up your claim.