In January 2005, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation published the first issue of Charting Nursing's Future. Now a series of policy briefs, Charting Nursing's Future was conceived as a way to educate and inform hospital executives, state and national lawmakers, nursing and nursing education leaders and other policy-makers about a wide range of issues relating to the nursing shortage, the role of nurses in quality initiatives and more.
Since the inaugural issue, Charting Nursing's Future has addressed topics such as nursing education, collaboration to ease the nursing shortage, recruitment and retention, transformation of the work environment, nursing workforce data collection, quality patient care, the nursing faculty shortage and the role of nurse leaders in transforming public health.
View the most recent issues below, and click on the link to go to all issues.
- 1. Addressing the Looming Demand for Care as Americans Age: How Nurses are Reshaping Long-Term Services and Supports
- 2. Innovation in Clinical Nursing Education: Retooling the Old Model for a 21st-Century Workforce
- 3. Ten Years After Keeping Patients Safe: Have Nurses' Work Environments Been Transformed?
- 4. The Case for Academic Progression
- 5. Improving Patient Access to High-Quality Care
- 6. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part I
- 7. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part II
- 8. New Research that Illuminates Policy Issues
- 9. The Nursing Faculty Shortage
- 10. Facts and Controversies about Nursing Staffing Policies
- 11. New Research Provides Solutions to the Nursing Shortage
- 12. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part I
- 13. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part II
- 14. Nursing's Prescription for a Reformed Health System
- 15. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part I
- 16. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part II
- 17. Perspectives on Pay for Performance in Nursing
- 18. Expanding America's Capacity to Educate Nurses
- 19. Unlocking the Potential of School Nursing
- 20. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part III
- 21. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part 1
- 22. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part II
- 23. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part III
- 24. Celebrating a Sustained Commitment to Improving Health and Health Care Through Nursing: RWJF Marks Its 40th Anniversary
Latest Issues of Charting Nursing's Future
Nurses play an important role in designing and implementing programs that improve health care options for older Americans. Learn more from Charting Nursing’s Future, Issue 24.
Health care has evolved toward population health, care coordination, and other innovative practices. Yet, nursing education still emphasize hospital-based care. What are the most efficient ways to close the gap?
Issue 22 of Charting Nursing's Future examines progress made in the 10 years since the IOM's "Keeping Patients Safe" report.
Issue 21 of the Charting Nursing's Future series explores why nurses should advance their education and the strategies that make this feasible.
This issue of Charting Nursing’s Future focuses on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs).
This issue of Charting Nursing's Future celebrates four decades of RWJF investments targeting nursing's ability to improve care and strengthen the nursing profession.