Examine the Institute of Medicine’s report “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” from 2010. Write a paper of 750-1,000 words discussing the impact of the IOM report on nursing practice. Include the following items:
Explain why the four messages outlined in the IOM report are important to nursing practice.
Discuss the IOM report’s direct impact on nursing education and nursing leadership. Describe the advantages and opportunities available to BSN-prepared nurses.
Explain why it is critical that the role and education of nurses evolve to meet the needs of an aging and increasingly diverse population.
Discuss the significance of professional development, also known as lifelong learning, and its relevance in caring for diverse populations throughout the life span and across the health-illness continuum.
Discuss how nurses can help to manage patient care more effectively in an evolving health-care system.