(Answered) NRS 440 week 3 Assignment:

In a reflection of 450-600 words, explain how you see yourself fitting into the following IOM Future of Nursing recommendations:

  1. Recommendation 4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020.
  2. Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
  3. Recommendation 6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.

Identify your options in the job market based on your educational level.

  1. How will increasing your level of education affect how you compete in the current job market?
  2. How will increasing your level of education affect your role in the future of nursing?

While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.


I see myself fitting into a number of IOM “Future of Nursing” recommendations. To begin with, in regards to recommendation 4 which established the need to increase the proportion of nurses with bachelor’s degrees to 80% by 2020, I will have completed my bachelor’s nursing degree prior to the target 2020 date. Currently, I am putting a lot of effort in ensuring that I obtain my bachelor’s degree in nursing which will provide me with a wide range knowledge and expertise which can be employed in performing nursing duties in a substantially efficient and productive approach to address the rising complexity of patient needs (Spetz, Cimiotti, & Brunell, 2016). Further, am very active in constantly influencing my colleagues to pursue higher education levels where I have managed to convince two of them to enroll in BSN program in nursing science.

In light of Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020; I am planning to start my doctorate as soon as I complete my MSN degree. Even though the tuition is quite expensive, I ought to leverage the provision for supporting nursing education such as key initiatives and funding programs that facilitate nursing students to enroll and pursue doctoral degrees in the field of nursing. With the doctorate degree I will have extensive knowledge and skills in light of research and application of evidence based practice in practicing, serving in leadership positions in clinical practices and health policy and teaching the coming generation of nurses (Spetz et al., 2016). I intend to pursue PhD doctoral degree as I am interested in research and academia…..Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5