Review the IOM report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” and explore the “Campaign for Action: State Action Coalition” website. In a 1,000-1,250 word paper, discuss the influence the IOM report and state-based action coalitions have had on nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing workforce development, and how they continue to advance the goals for the nursing profession.
Include the following:
- Describe the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee Initiative that led to the IOM report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”
- Outline the four “Key Messages” that structure the IOM Report recommendations. Explain how these have transformed or influenced nursing practice, nursing education and training, nursing leadership, and nursing workforce development. Provide examples.
- Discuss the role of state-based action coalitions. Explain how these coalitions help advance the goals specified in the IOM report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.”
- Research the initiatives on which your state’s action coalition is working. Summarize two initiatives spearheaded by your state’s action coalition. Discuss the ways these initiatives advance the nursing profession.
- Describe barriers to advancement that currently exist in your state and explain how nursing advocates in your state overcome these barriers.
IOM Future of Nursing Report and Nursing
The nursing profession, having more than 3 million members, is the largest in healthcare. Nurses have central roles in aid the attainment of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) legislation and the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recommendations (Nelson‐Brantley & Ford, 2017). Despite the presence of barriers to advancing health, nurses must continue to work towards the realization of set future goals. This paper explores the IOM report on the “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.” Included is a description of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the four key messages of the IOM recommendations, the state-based coalition’s roles, and barriers to nursing in Florida (FL).
The Work of the RWJF Committee Initiative
Among the works of the RWJF that contributed to the IOM recommendations is the launch of a 2-year initiative in response to the assessment and transformation of the profession on nursing in 2008, in partnership with the IOM (Anderson & Amar, 2017). The RWJF committee was appointed by the IOM on the Future of Nurse to produce reports for making recommendations for an action-guided roadmap for the future of nursing (Nelson‐Brantley & Ford, 2017). Later in 2010, the U.S congress and President Barrack Obama signed into law the