In October 2010, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) jointly released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, calling it a blueprint for transforming the American health system by strengthening nursing care and better preparing nurses to
help lead reform. This issue begins a four-part miniseries on the report, digesting its educational progression recommendations and offering an early look at how key players are responding. The report calls for increasing the percentage of nurses holding the bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree or higher to 80 and for doubling doctorates by 2020. This will require fundamental changes: new competency-based curricula; seamless educational progression; more funding for accelerated programs, educational capacity building, and student diversity; and stronger employer incentives to spur progression.
- 1. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part I
- 2. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part II
- 3. New Research that Illuminates Policy Issues
- 4. The Nursing Faculty Shortage
- 5. Facts and Controversies about Nursing Staffing Policies
- 6. New Research Provides Solutions to the Nursing Shortage
- 7. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part I
- 8. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part II
- 9. Nursing's Prescription for a Reformed Health System
- 10. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part I
- 11. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part II
- 12. Perspectives on Pay for Performance in Nursing
- 13. Expanding America's Capacity to Educate Nurses
- 14. Unlocking the Potential of School Nursing
- 15. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part III
- 16. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part 1
- 17. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part II
- 18. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part III
- 19. Celebrating a Sustained Commitment to Improving Health and Health Care Through Nursing: RWJF Marks Its 40th Anniversary
- 20. Improving Patient Access to High-Quality Care
- 21. The Case for Academic Progression
- 22. Ten Years After Keeping Patients Safe: Have Nurses' Work Environments Been Transformed?
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