Implementation of the IOM Future of Nursing Report

Implementationof the IOM Future of Nursing Report

Implementationof the IOM Future of Nursing Report

Workof RobertWood Johnson Foundation Committee

In2008, there was an executive partnership formed between the RobertWood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine to accomplish anumber of goals. The committee conducted a national-level assessmentof the training, educational, and practice requirements of thenursing society, and its ability to meet the desires of the communityhealth systems after the institution of the Affordable Care Act. Themain objective of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was to establish away out for easily reachable, reasonably priced, highly developedmedical handling and concern for all the societies in the UnitedStates with the help of a number of institutions, patients, and theprofessionals (Clavelle,2012).The other aim was to find out modern ideas and proposals concerninghow the field of nursing can be transformed more professionally andefficiently for the needs of years ahead. Following the completionof this evaluation, the team had the mandate of proposing suggestionsfor realizing those needs to allow nurses to offer better quality,secure, and accessible care (Institute of Medicine U.S). On thecenter of their results, the committee officials recommended forcorporation among the stakeholders in the health sector to help inchanging the nursing career to guarantee the health challenges andneeds of the nation.

Significanceof the IOM: Future of Nursing Report

Withmore than the 3 million members in the nursing practice, theprofession poses as having the largest division of the country’swellbeing care personnel. The needs for medical professionals aregrowing day by day. Nursing career has been on the increase since itsbeginning. The implication means that the Institute of Medicine orthe IOM’s report plays multiple duties in the daily operations ofnurses. The report, which was the outcome of the Initiatives on theFuture of Nursing that was approved by the Robert Wood JohnsonInstitution, helps nurses to realize the need to becoming advocatesfor their patients (Hamric,Hanson, Tracy &amp O`Grady, 2013). Theyachieve the self-drive to acting as the immediate companion,supporters, and educators of the people who need care in thecontemporary health care systems. The details recognize that nurseshold an obligatory place in the United States health care schemes. Asit was the objective of the report to describe the duties of manyprograms that fall within the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation togetherwith the Institute of Medicine. As a result, it further allows forprosperity in the nursing aspect hence the generation of a betteroutcome in patients. In this view, it illustrates the impacts oftraining and education in nursing practice while also narrating theduties of state action coalition in civilizing the nursing line ofwork (Institute of Medicine U.S).The report highlights the purposesof the various Coalitions in strengthening the nursing profession.

Thereport also addresses nurses on the need to embrace a bigger role inthe ever more complex United States’ health care systems. In theaccount, the American Nurses Association highly praises the Instituteof Medicine for its previous reports on the nursing career and pointsthe need for the nurses to consider taking leadership roles in everysetting to help in meeting the demands of the dynamic health caresystem (Clavelle,2012).As a result, the government should be grateful to find out thatvarious recommendations and elements of the Report on the Future ofNursing reflect in the ongoing works to progress the nursing career.

Thetask of state-based action Coalitions their way of advancing goals ofCampaign for Action

State-basedaction coalitions attempt to tackle and mobilize the nation’schallenges in health care mechanisms across all the States inAmerica. The state-based action coalitions also allow members tobelieve that all citizens are worthy of better care, enhancedwell-being, and lesser healthcare charges. Nurses, being the largesthealth team in the United States as compared to the other medicalgroups are essential when it comes to the mission of achieving thehealth concerns in the country. As a consequence, the terminal goalof the State-based action coalitions, through their system ofCampaigns for Action, are to motivate the team members to becomeenthusiastic in their work in order to help in transforming healthand nursing care in the nation (Institute of Medicine U.S).

Initiativesorganized by FloridaState’sAction Coalition

Narrowingdown to Florida State, the State-based action coalitions have twobasic mandates. The first one is to act as the driving force behindthe Campaigns for Action at both of state and local levels. In this,they help in creating a stronger network of various stakeholderswhose mission is to work toward the vision of transforming healthcare in the state through nursing (Hamric,et al., 2013).Secondly, Florida State’s Action Coalition has an initiative ofaddressing and advancing the recommendations contained in theInstitute of Medicine report. To enable this jurisdiction, the ActionCoalition has joined an additional fifteen alliances in the otherregions to assist it in its duty of working in concern of the Futureof Nursing’s Campaign for Action. The aim is to develop health careand well being for all the members of Florida by intensifying nurseworkforce and the nursing leadership (Clavelle,2012).

Howthe initiatives progress the nursing profession

Toimprove the nursing career, the initiatives of Florida State’sAction Coalition endeavor to capture the best practices within thescope of nursing followed by the determination of research needs. Asa consequence involved people track the lessons learned in theprocess and then identify similar models that may speed up theadvancements in the nursing career in nationally. Besides, theinitiatives through the Florida Team have advanced nursing after theselection of a panel to act as the Executive Action Coalition thathas the capacity to implement the recommendations of the Future ofNursing report in Florida jointly (Clavelle,2012).

Barriersto progression

Unfortunately,the Florida State’s Action Coalition currently has a number ofbarriers that hinder the advancements in the state. First, thegovernment has not shown a keen interest in looking at the State’sAction Coalition as a beneficial factor in the nation’s healthbackbone. There is laxity in perceiving nurses as the individuals whohave the knowledge of the conditions of the patients and the dynamicsof their family in the healthcare setting. The second challenge isthere has not been a vision oriented approach in recognizing the roleof the Action Coalition as having the potential of raising the ideas,skills and resources that nurses need in leadership and practice(Institute of Medicine U.S).

Howthenursing advocates can conquer the barriers

Accordingly,the involvement of nursing advocates in the state of Florida can helpin overcoming these barriers through their coordinated structure ofchampioning the nursing career in America. The activists can help theFlorida Action Coalition in ensuring that it becomes a model ofmodern resolutions with nurses being at the forefront of the action.They can equally continue to make steps in the maturity of Florida’sAction Coalition where there will be the instituting of officialrelationships with Jonas Nursing Center for Excellence in Florida.Finally, the incorporation of the advocates will allow them to invitevolunteers who will serve the Action Teams through education,communications, practice, and leadership (Institute of Medicine U.S).


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