The Future of Nursing:

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309158230

Category: Medical

Page: 620

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
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The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

View: 7388

The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
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Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Institute of Medicine,Committee for Assessing Progress on Implementing the Recommendations of the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309380316

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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Nurses make up the largest segment of the health care profession, with 3 million registered nurses in the United States. Nurses work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, public health centers, schools, and homes, and provide a continuum of services, including direct patient care, health promotion, patient education, and coordination of care. They serve in leadership roles, are researchers, and work to improve health care policy. As the health care system undergoes transformation due in part to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nursing profession is making a wide-reaching impact by providing and affecting quality, patient-centered, accessible, and affordable care. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which made a series of recommendations pertaining to roles for nurses in the new health care landscape. This current report assesses progress made by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/AARP Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action and others in implementing the recommendations from the 2010 report and identifies areas that should be emphasized over the next 5 years to make further progress toward these goals.
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The New Leadership Challenge

Creating the Future of Nursing

Author: Sheila Grossman,Theresa M Valiga

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803658745

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 3471

Whatever your role, practice or educational environment, here are the tools and techniques you can use to realize your leadership potential, advance your career, and contribute to the future of nursing. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the 5th Edition features a new chapter, The Phenomenon of Leadership: Classic/Historical and Contemporary Leadership Theories, as well as expanded coverage of the Institute of Medicine initiatives and how they relate to leadership that ensures high-quality and safer care in our complex, chaotic health-care delivery systems. You’ll also find more critical-thinking exercises in each chapter
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The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the United States

Data, Trends and Implications

Author: Peter I. Buerhaus,Douglas Staiger,David I. Auerbach

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763756849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 7385

The Future of the Nursing Workforce in the United States: Data, Trends and Implications provides a timely, comprehensive, and integrated body of data supported by rich discussion of the forces shaping the nursing workforce in the US. Using plain, jargon free language, the book identifies and describes the key changes in the current nursing workforce and provide insights about what is likely to develop in the future. The Future of the Nursing Workforce offers an in-depth discussion of specific policy options to help employers, educators, and policymakers design and implement actions aimed at strengthening the current and future RN workforce. The only book of its kind, this renowned author team presents extensive data, exhibits and tables on the nurse labor market, how the composition of the workforce is evolving, changes occurring in the work environment where nurses practice their profession, and on the publics opinion of the nursing profession.
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A Summary of the December 2009 Forum on the Future of Nursing

Care in the Community

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309156424

Category: Medical

Page: 86

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, seeks to build a blueprint for the future of nursing as part of larger efforts to reform the health care system. The second of the Initiative's three forums was held on December 3, 2009, and examined care in the community, focusing on community health, public health, primary care, and long-term care.
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Strategies for the Future of Nursing

Changing Roles, Responsibilities, and Employment Patterns of Registered Nurses

Author: Edward O'Neil,Janet Coffman

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 233

View: 9301

Adapting to the Changing Medical System This timely resource answers your most urgent questions about the nursing profession today. The field of nursing has drastically changed as a result of hospital reorganizations under managed care systems. This is clearly evidenced in the substantial decrease in the total number of jobs available for registered nurses. The book offers insights into the most recent trends in RN employment and outlines key strategies for strengthening nursing services. You'll learn tactics for adapting the profession of nursing to an outpatient-based medical system. You'll also discover ways in which individual nurses can successfully prepare for these changes. This book should be read by anyone concerned about the future of health care in this country. Ed O'Neill and his colleagues provide important advice about how nursing can address the national dilemma of providing cost-effective health care to everyone. --Marla Salmon, Sc.D., RN, FAAN, associate dean and director of graduate studies, University of Pennsylvania
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Realizing the Future of Nursing: VA Nurses Tell Their Story

VA Nurses Tell Their Story

Author: Department of Veteran Affairs Nurses

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160930278

Category: Medical

Page: 709

View: 8489

The stories told in this book reflect the hard work and dedication of the Veterans Affairs nurses who provide care to our nation’s heroes. Four key messsages outlined in the book help explain the important role of VA nurses. Key Message 1: Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training; Key Message 2: Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression; Key Message 3: Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States; Key Message 4: Effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and an improved information structure. This book addresses the staffing issues in military healthcare with policy and workforce planning towards an improved information structure between the nurses, healthcare professionals, and physicians. Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs nursing program; Veteran Affairs (VA) nursing; nurses; Veterans Affairs nursing education progrm; VA nursing education program; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; u.s. department of veterans affairs; va; VA; staffing issues in military healthcare.
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Crossing the Quality Chasm:

A New Health System for the 21st Century

Author: Committee on Quality of Health Care in America,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309072808

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 9753

Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine's Quality of Health Care in America project Today's health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America. Crossing the Quality Chasm makes an urgent call for fundamental change to close the quality gap. This book recommends a sweeping redesign of the American health care system and provides overarching principles for specific direction for policymakers, health care leaders, clinicians, regulators, purchasers, and others. In this comprehensive volume the committee offers: A set of performance expectations for the 21st century health care system. A set of 10 new rules to guide patient-clinician relationships. A suggested organizing framework to better align the incentives inherent in payment and accountability with improvements in quality. Key steps to promote evidence-based practice and strengthen clinical information systems. Analyzing health care organizations as complex systems, Crossing the Quality Chasm also documents the causes of the quality gap, identifies current practices that impede quality care, and explores how systems approaches can be used to implement change.
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Innovations in Nursing Education

Building the Future of Nursing

Author: Linda Caputi

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9781934758229

Category: Nursing

Page: 192

View: 602

Published by the National League for Nursing, Innovations in Nursing Education: Building the Future of Nursing, Volume 3 promotes innovation and excellence in nursing education through fully researched and thought-provoking writing. This third volume introduces a new organizational structure, aligning topics to five of the seven NLN Centers for Nursing Education. Not centers in the bricks and mortar sense, the centers are a way of organizing the NLN's thinking and framing its work, a way to continue to lead in the areas that are crucial to the future of nursing and nursing education: -NLN - Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for the Advancement of the Science of Nursing Education-NLN Center for Assessment and Evaluation-NLN Center for Excellence in the Care of Vulnerable Populations-NLN Center for Transformational Leadership-NLN Center for Innovation in Simulation and Technology "I am so pleased that Dr. Caputi, as editor of this volume, chose to arrange the chapters to correspond with the work of five of the centers, work that benefits nurse educators as well as our students and the millions of patients nurses care for over the course of our professional lives." Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAANCEO, NLN This title is an American Journal of Nursing 2015 Book of The Year Contest Winner.
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Quality and Safety in Nursing

A Competency Approach to Improving Outcomes

Author: Gwen Sherwood,Jane Barnsteiner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119151678

Category: Medical

Page: 424

View: 7183

Drawing on the universal values in health care, the second edition of Quality and Safety in Nursing continues to devote itself to the nursing community and explores their role in improving quality of care and patient safety. Edited by key members of the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) steering team, Quality and Safety in Nursing is divided into three sections. It first looks at the national initiative for quality and safety and links it to its origins in the IOM report. The second section defines each of the six QSEN competencies as well as providing teaching and clinical application strategies, resources, and current references. The final section now features redesigned chapters on implementing quality and safety across settings. New additions to this edition include: Instructional and practice approaches including narrative pedagogy and integrating the competencies in simulation A new chapter exploring the application of clinical learning and the critical nature of inter-professional teamwork A revised chapter on the mirror of education and practice to better understand teaching approaches This groundbreaking unique text addresses the challenges of preparing future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) necessary to continuously improve the health care system in which they practice. This new edition is also available as an e-book. For more details, please see www.wiley.com/buy/9781119151678
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Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing

Workshop Summary

Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309316375

Category: Medical

Page: 114

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The nurse workforce constitutes the largest sector of health professionals in the United States and includes individuals with varying educational backgrounds and expertise. Like other health professions, nursing includes a large number of specialties and subspecialties. Nurses may seek certification, based on various standards and criteria, from a wide range of organizations. Similarly, organizations may participate in nursing credentialing programs, which typically reflect the attainment of various nursing care standards and outcome measures. It is, however, unclear how this additional training and education affects health care quality and patient health. Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing examines short- and long-term strategies to advance research on nurse certification and organizational credentialing. This report summarizes a workshop convened by the Institute of Medicine in September 2014 to examine a new framework and research priorities to guide future research on the impact of nurse credentialing and certification on outcomes for nurses, organizations, and patients. Over 100 people attended the workshop, which focused on topics such as emergent priorities for research in nursing credentialing; critical knowledge gaps and methodological limitations in the field; promising developments in research methodologies, health metrics, and data infrastructures to better evaluate the impact of nursing credentialing; and short- and long-term strategies to encourage continued activity in nursing credentialing research. Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing is a record of the presentations, discussion, and break-out sessions of this event.
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Saving Lives

Why the Media's Portrayal of Nursing Puts Us All at Risk

Author: Sandy Summers RN, MSN, MPH,Harry Jacobs Summers JD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019933708X

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 7396

For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes a public health crisis. Today, the thin ranks of the nursing workforce contribute to countless preventable deaths. This fully updated and expanded edition of Saving Lives highlights the essential roles nurses play in contemporary health care and how this role is marginalized by contemporary culture. Through engaging prose and examples drawn from television, advertising, and news coverage, the authors detail the media's role in reinforcing stereotypes that fuel the nursing shortage and devalue a highly educated sector of the contemporary workforce. Perhaps most important, the authors provide a wealth of ideas to help reinvigorate the nursing field and correct this imbalance. As American health care undergoes its greatest overhaul in decades, the practical role of nurses -- that as autonomous, highly skilled practitioners -- has never been more important. Accordingly, Saving Lives addresses both the sources of, and prescription for, misperceptions surrounding contemporary nursing.
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Nurses and Nursing

The Person and the Profession

Author: Pádraig Ó Lúanaigh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317280938

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8545

This textbook draws on international contributors with a range of backgrounds to explore, engage with and challenge readers in understanding the many aspects and elements that inform and influence contemporary nursing practice. With a focus to the future, this book explores the challenges facing health services and presents the arguments for a nursing contribution and influence in ensuring safe and quality care. Readers are supported to explore how, as individuals, they can shape their personal nursing identity and practice. The structure of the text is based on the belief that an individual nurse’s professional identity is developed through an interaction between their personal attributes and the influences of the profession itself. Reflecting this approach, the authors engage in a conversation with the reader rather than simply presenting a series of facts and information. Organised around a series of topical and pertinent questions and drawing on perspectives from policy, education and practice, the book explores a diverse range of topics such as: how historical and popular media representations of nursing hold back nursing practice today; the opportunities presented through education and nursing role development to increase the nursing contribution to health services; the economic and political influences on nursing and health care; how the professional regulation of nurses and core values informs your practice; ways to define and develop your own strong nursing identity. Central chapter questions provide ideal triggers for group discussions in class or online and equally as discussion topics between colleagues to support ongoing professional development. There is an emphasis throughout Nurses and Nursing on challenging thinking to recast nursing practice for the future by encouraging the reader to explore and create their emerging nursing identity or re-examine previously long held views. This text supports the reader to better understand health care, nursing and most importantly themselves as nurses.
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Safety in Numbers

Nurse-to-Patient Ratios and the Future of Health Care

Author: Suzanne Gordon,John Buchanan,Tanya Bretherton

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801446832

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Examining the controversy of legally mandated nurse-to-patient ratios, this critical study addresses both sides of the debate to assess the costs, benefits, and effectiveness of ratios; describes how hospital cost-cutting and layoffs led to large workloads and deteriorating conditions for staff and patients alike; and looks at successful campaigns to regulate change.
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Educating Nurses for Leadership

Author: Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826197574

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 6157

Winner of an AJN Book of the Year Award! Nurses are presented with the challenge of leading a variety of groups in our healthcare environment , ranging from patients and families to communities and organizations. While there appears to be little time for leadership development, leadership skills are in great demand. This first book of its kind fills the leadership development void not perviously addressed in nursing education.
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Educating Nurses

A Call for Radical Transformation

Author: Patricia Benner,Patricia E. Benner,Molly Sutphen,Victoria Leonard,Lisa Day

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470457961

Category: Education

Page: 260

View: 5610

Educating Nurses The authors outline a clear vision of what nursing education canand should be and provide practical exemplars of how we can achievethis vision. This is a call for us to work together as guardians ofthe discipline to assure that future nurses enter the health caresystem ready and able to meet the challenges ahead. —Pamela M. Ironside, director, Center for Research inNursing Education, Indiana University The profession of nursing in the United States is at asignificant moment. Since the last national nursing education studyalmost forty years ago, profound changes in science, technology,and the nature and settings of nursing practice have reshaped thefield. Yet schools have lagged behind in adapting to these changes.Added to this, the profession faces a shortage of nurses andnursing faculty. To meet these challenges, the authors assert that schools,service providers, and the profession must change. They recommendfour controversial yet essential changes that are needed totransform nursing education. A volume in The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement ofTeaching's Preparation for the Professions series, the bookdiscusses key topics for the future of the field and offersrevolutionary recommendations for change.
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The Nursing Profession

Development, Challenges, and Opportunities

Author: Diana J. Mason,Stephen L. Isaacs,David C. Colby

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 1118122224

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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The Nursing Profession: Development, Challenges, and Opportunities is designed to be a resource for those who are interested in or touched by nursing. This book is designed in part to complement the report by the Institute of Medicine on the future of nursing. Readers—whether researchers or practitioners, foundation or government officials, students, or simply lay people interested in nursing—should use this volume to gain a better understanding of the nursing profession and the issues with which those in the field and related fields are grappling. Major topics include: The history of nursing The nursing profession Current issues and challenges, including the nursing shortage, educating and training nurses, utilizing advanced practice nurses to their fullest, quality and cost, long-term care, community-based care, gender and power, and new areas for nursing A vision for the future The book begins with a comprehensive review of the nursing field by Diana Mason, the Rudin Professor of Nursing at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York, and former Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Nursing. Mason’s chapter is followed by reprints of twenty-five of the most influential or significant articles on nursing—some of them classic pieces dating back to Florence Nightingale, others presenting more current thinking on critical issues. This kind of source material is rarely found in one place.
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The Growth and Development of Nurse Leaders

Author: Angela Barron McBride, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826107084

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 6855

p>Angela Barron McBride has a long and renowned history in nursing leadership and education. This book, which focuses on developing nurse leaders, carries on in the tradition of her previous successes, including The Growth and Development of Mothers, recognized as one of the best books of 1973 by both The New York Times and the American Journal of Nursing. From then to now, she has exerted leadership from many positions, which the American Academy of Nursing has celebrated by awarding her the status of "Living Legend." This book draws on her extensive leadership experience as an internationally recognized nurse scholar and pragmatist to help all nurses develop their leadership abilities. The book's three sections address the major views of leadership that have occupied center stage in recent decades: leadership as personal, leadership as achieving organizational goals, and leadership as transformational. It references both literature and personal experiences that bring timely issues to focus, from career stages and mentoring needs, to developmental tasks by career trajectory, and more. Angela Barron McBride brings a practicality and insightfulness to the subject that will empower you when considering your leadership development, no matter your specialty or career stage.
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Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse

The Future of a Changing Health-Care Environment

Author: Diane Whitehead,Patricia Welch Dittman,Denise McNulty

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803642253

Category: Medical

Page: 292

View: 3352

Envision a better future… Be prepared to lead the way to better outcomes…for your patients, your team, your institution, and yourself. You’ll not only learn about leadership, but also how to use your skills to manage staff, implement policy changes, and to develop systems that deliver cost effective, quality-controlled care. The coverage encompasses the competencies required by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in conjunction with major specialty nursing organizations. You’ll begin with the theories, models, and frameworks that provide the window through which to view leadership in the context of the regulations and standards that guide the delivery of care. Then, you’ll explore the importance of creating a culture that ensures safe, quality care, and learn how to plan and evaluate programs to affect change.
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