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Impact of 2010 IOM Report 1 Impact of 2010 IOM Report Camille A. Hyman Grand Canyon University: NRS - 430V September 23, 2018
Impact of 2010 IOM Report 2 Impact of 2010 IOM Report Before changing its name in 2016 to The Health and Medicine Division (HDM)(“IOM Future of Nursing Report”), the formerly known Institute of Medicine (IOM), was established as a nonprofit organization in 1970 as a component of the US National Academy of Sciences. Its primary function was to work “outside the framework of government to provide evidence-based research and recommendations for public health and science” (“Definition of Institute of Medicine”). After the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to assess and transform the nursing profession in 2008 (“IOM Report on Nursing”), the IOM released a report in 2010 on “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”. That report has long since made a formidable impact on the world of nursing. From the standpoint of education, practice, and leadership, the 2010 IOM report has served as a proverbial guide of “a thorough examination of how nurses’ roles, responsibilities and education should change to meet the needs of an aging, increasingly diverse population and to respond to a complex, evolving health care system” ("The Future of Nursing IOM Report", 2013). The recommendations found in the report have helped improve health care by focusing on amplifying nurses’ contributions to the execution of patient care. Impact on Nursing Education In the 2010 report, the IOM recommended that 80% of nurses in the workforce should be educated at the baccalaureate level and hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) by 2020. This aggressive 10 year goal was set to ensure that nurses could obtain the necessary knowledge, and practice skills, to evolve with an ever changing healthcare system and the needs within
Impact of 2010 IOM Report 3 patient care. The key message in “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health”

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