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Future Of Nursing Essay

1215 words - 5 pages

The Future of Nursing through Education, Practice and Leadership
Grand Canyon University
Nursing 430
Professor Jude Belmonte
Raeanne Shope
December 15, 2013

The Future of Nursing through Education, Practice and Leadership
In the 21st century the focus of healthcare and the way it is disbursed needs to change to fit the needs of an aging population. As the face of healthcare changes, nurses must change and become more involved in all aspects of patient care. Nurses must step out of the shadows and assume a leadership role and shape policies that affect patient care. The Institute of Medicine report” The Future of Nursing” researched nursing education, practice and leadership ...view middle of the document...

Nursing schools need to prepare more students for graduate level education to assume roles in advanced practice, leadership, teaching and research. Competencies must also change from task oriented to higher level competencies that provide decision making, quality management, systems thinking and leadership (The future of, 2011). Nursing schools need to prepare more students for graduate level education to assume roles in advanced practice, leadership, teaching and research. Nurses with graduate degrees are not only needed to educate future nurses but also to conduct research that changes nursing practice to keep pace with healthcare changes.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report also discovered nurses are not practicing to the full extent of their education. Numerous barriers are responsible for this. Regulations and policies, fragmentation of health care, high nurse turnover rates and the difficulty transitioning from school to practice. Practice rules and laws vary state to state, so the activities a qualified nurse can perform changes and affects all levels of nursing. For example, nurse practitioners in most states have to practice under a physician’s supervision. This results in the nurse practitioner not being able to give the care they were trained to provide. The IOM stated all healthcare professionals should practice at the full extent of their education and training, so more patients benefit (The future of, 2011).
The US healthcare system has a high degree of fragmentation which causes substantial barriers to patient care. Fragmentation causes disconnection between public and private services, what patient needs are and how providers are trained. Communication is difficult and care lacks consistency due to no sharing of information between disciplines. Fragmentation can also occur because care is provided by different providers that are competing for the insurance payment. This can cause decreased quality of care because there is no collaboration or communication between providers (The future of, 2011).
As healthcare continues to transform patients will need enough highly skilled nurses to provide care and increase patient safety and improve quality of care. High turnover rates destabilize the nursing workforce and influences patient care. The major factor in nurses leaving their jobs is work environment. Situations like staffing issues, increased workload, inefficient work and technology processes and ineffective pathways for nurses to impact their job influences the decision to leave. Improving their work environment reduces turnover and improves productivity (The future of, 2011). The high turnover rate in new nurse graduates highlights a need for a process to help with transition from nursing school to practice. To decrease the feelings of inadequacy and help novice nurses adapt their knowledge to the real world practice.
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