The editorial printed in this quarter’s Journal of Nursing Scholarship takes a look at where we are with nursing one year (and change) after the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report. Susan Gennaro discusses changes that are being made toward the four key areas called for in the “landmark report”:
- ensuring that nurses are able to practice to the full extent of their education and experience
- removing educational barriers
- ensuring that nurses practice collaboratively as full partners in the healthcare system
- establishing infrastructure to ensure that data about the workforce is available to make decisions upon
Are these changes happening where you are? What are your observations, activities, thoughts on these changes and any progress or lack of progress you’ve experienced? What about the NurseManifest project – how does it fit with these proposed changes?
Genarro, S. (2012). The future of nursing: Accomplishments a year after the landmark report. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(1), 1.