The Institute of Medicine’s recently released report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” makes recommendations for lifelong learning and achieving higher levels of educational attainment in the nursing profession.

Explain why nursing education is important and what you hope to achieve in your overall educational journey in 1,000-1,250 words.

Include the following in your list:

Discuss your job market options in light of your educational background and experience.
Review the International Organization of Nursing Future of Nursing Recommendations for achieving higher levels of educational attainment. Describe what professional certifications and advanced degrees (MSN, DNP, and so on) you want to pursue, as well as your motivations for wanting to pursue the educational opportunities. Decide on a realistic timetable for accomplishing these objectives.
Talk about the impact that increasing your level of education would have on your competitiveness in the current job market and your role in the future of the nursing profession.
Discuss the relationship between continuing nursing education and competency, attitudes, knowledge, and the American Nurses Association’s Scope and Standards for Practice and Code of Ethics (ANA Scope and Standards for Practice).
Discuss whether or not mandatory continuing nursing education should be implemented. Provide evidence to back up your response.

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