Second Anniversary of Landmark Nursing Report

In the fall of 2010, the Institute of Medicine and RWJF released "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." The report offers recommendations to transform health care through nursing, so all Americans have access to high-quality care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities. Here's a look back… and a look forward.

#FutureRN rpt recommends: Nurses should be full partners w/ #healthcare professionals in redesigning care

Most commissioned reports just get put on the shelf. Not this one. The energy and momentum behind the Campaign to implement its recommendations are tremendous.

—John Rowe, MD, a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a member of the RWJF study committee that drafted the report.

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Nurses Shatter the Stereotype

Nurses represent the largest segment of health care professionals and are the people who provide the most direct care at the bedside. What many people don't realize is that nurses also are working to provide, shape and improve health care in a wide variety of settings. Nurses are health care researchers, administrators, educators, soldiers, and more. Nurses shatter the stereotype.

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Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

Transforming nursing education, practice, and leadership will expand access to care, improve quality, and reduce costs. That's the main finding of the IOM consensus report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health." The Campaign for Action, launched in 2010 by AARP, the AARP Foundation and RWJF, represents a vast field effort at the national and state levels to achieve that vision. Action Coalitions—groups of nurses, other health leaders, consumers, educators, business leaders and others—are the driving force behind the field effort at the state level.

Learn more about Action Coalitions working around the country.

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