(Answered) NRS440: Week 3 Reflection Paper

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

In 1,000-1,250 words, examine the importance of nursing education and discuss your overall educational goals.

Include the following:

  1. Discuss your options in the job market based on your educational level.
  2. Review the IOM Future of Nursing Recommendations for achieving higher levels of education. Describe what professional certification and advanced degrees (MSN, DNP, etc.) you want to pursue and explain your reasons for wanting to attain the education. Discuss your timeline for accomplishing these goals.
  3. Discuss how increasing your level of education would affect how your competitiveness in the current job market and your role in the future of nursing.
  4. Discuss the relationship of continuing nursing education to competency, attitudes, knowledge, and the ANA Scope and Standards for Practice and Code of Ethics.
  5. Discuss whether continuing nursing education should be mandatory. Provide support for your response.

You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.


Future of Nursing: Importance of Nursing Education

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) Future of Nursing Report had it that 80% of the nurses should have a Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) degree by 2020. According to Maughan, Bobo, Butler, and Schantz (2016), having a BSN degree increases one’s knowledge and skills in providing quality patient care, leading to the improvement in health outcomes characterized by fewer patient readmission rates, failure-to-rescue, etc. This paper will discuss my options as an undergraduate in the nursing job market, the personal certification, and advancement degrees, how educational levels affect my competitiveness in the job market, my role in the future of nursing, and personal perspectives in whether continuing education (CE) should be mandatory.

My Options in the Job Market

BSN education offers me a plethora of options in the job market. These include a specialist RN in any field (e.g. surgical nurse, pediatric nurse, hospice nurse, obstetric and gynecological nurse, ICU nurse, etc.). I could also become a nurse manager whose roles and responsibilities include supervising every day’s activities in the patient care unit.  Also, the nurse anesthetist role would be an option for me which involves dealing with patients undergoing surgical procedures. With a BSN degree, I could also become a labor and delivery nurse where I would care for women during prenatal, childbirth, and post-natal care. Also, an educator is a job option for BSN nurses. The roles of an educator would include educating patients and also fellow nurses in different care settings…..Click link below to purchase full tutorial at $10