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Website spotlight: IOM report offers glimpse of nursing's future

Nurse Leader Insider, October 18, 2010

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Rebecca Hendren, for HealthLeaders Media, October 12, 2010


An Institute of Medicine report emphasizes the importance of nurse education in healthcare reform and suggests a timeline. The report calls for 80% of RNs to have BSNs by 2020 and for the number of nurses with doctorate degrees to have doubled in the same timeframe. Here is what's in store for bridging the gap between education and practice.

The report says that to handle the increasing complexity of care and greater responsibilities they must assume in the future healthcare world, nurses will need higher levels of education and training, starting with the baccalaureate.


Editor's note: To read the rest of this free article visit IOM report offers glimpse of nursing’s future found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com.


Do you need continuing education (CE) credits? Check out this month’s CE article about universal gloving being a viable alternative for contact precautions or visit our archives and view a compilation of CE articles (marked with an asterisk).

 



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