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Health Essay

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The IOM report on the impact of nursing focuses on some key issues: 1) Nurses should be able to practice to the maximum potentials of their education. 2) The educational systems should be improved so that nurses can achieve higher levels of education possible. 3) Nurses should be given equal opportunity as the physicians and other professionals in the decision-making of changing or reshaping the health care of the nation.
Message #2 states, "Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved Education System that promotes seamless academic program." (IOM report pg. 163). This report focused on the nursing education and what can be done to improve it. I ...view middle of the document...

If employers can have a support programs and mentors that can assist these nurses both financially, physically, and emotionally, more nurses will sign on and actually go through the program. 
Some of the ways that the IOM is pushing for the higher educational transition for nurses are through online programs, bridge programs and incentive residency programs. The IOM believes a higher level of education will prepare nurses for the complex health care in today's world. They need additional training in leadership; research, health policy and patient care management (Future of nursing 2011 pg 173). A nurse that goes on to advance their education, with a baccalaureate degree or higher, will receive this additional training at the university level.
Future trends projected for healthcare show great shortages in primary care services ("The future of Nursing" 2011 page 88). The IOM hopes to help the Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) overcome some legislative obstacles that’s keeping them from practicing to the full extent of their education. (The future of Nursing 2011 pg. 96) APRNs are needed to help with the primary care fields, as shortages in this area are great.
The IOM report is not only pushing only pushing for changes in the nursing practice or education, they are also pushing for nurse to be leaders. Since...

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