IOM Future of Nursing Report Calls for Development of Competencies

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released its report on the future of nursing. The report, entitled “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” provides recommendations on how nurses’ roles, responsibilities, and education should change to significantly 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.

“Efforts to cultivate and promote leaders within the nursing profession—from the front lines of care to the boardroom—will prepare nurses with the skills needed to help improve health care and advance their profession. As leaders, nurses must act as full partners in redesign efforts, be account­able for their own contributions to delivering high-quality care, and work collaboratively with leaders from other health professions.”

To read a free PDF of the complete report, see The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.