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Running head: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING PROFESSIONALSProfessional Development of Nursing Professionals Grand Canyon University: NRS 430V-0502May 21st, 2020 1
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING PROFESSIONALS Professional Development of Nursing Professionals Nursesare on the front lines to do direct care on patient and ensure that care is delivered safe and effectively.They use theirnursingprocess to assess, diagnose,planning, implement, andevaluation in those settings. Nurses are improving the care they deliver by responding to health care challenges. If their full potential is to be recognized, the nursing profession itself will have to have a transformation in the areas of practice, education, and leadership.The report from theInstitute of Medicine (IOM) committeehas made an extraordinarily impact to nursing profession’s transformation.The Four MessagesIn 2010, the Institute of Medicine published a report titledThe Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Healthoutlining four recommended changes to improve “nursing practice, education, and leadership to improve health and care in the future.” Each of these four messages, and their detailed recommendations,have had a significant and positive impact on nursing practice. First, the report puts forth nurses’ application of their training and education should not be limited by barriers, such as local regulations and policies.Limiting nurses’ ability to fully utilize their training and education results in unnecessary shortages in access to care for patients.Second, the educational system for nurses should be improved to allownurses to advance their education easily. It is vital that nurses advance their education in order to improve their competence, which directly correlates with patient outcomes. In addition, IOM also recommend increasing the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to eighty percent by the year of two thousand twenty twenty. Third, nurses should become leaders in the healthcare field and be fully involved in any healthcare reforms. Nurses are often the front-line members in the healthcare system. Withoutbeing fully involvedin discussions of creation and reformation of2
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NURSING PROFESSIONALS policiesin collaboration with leaders from other health professions, thesystem may move in a direction contrary to improving patient care.