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The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health [Hardcover]

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February 22, 2011 0309158230 978-0309158237 1 Har/Cdr
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system.

At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year.

Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care.

In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 620 pages
  • Publisher: National Academies Press; 1 Har/Cdr edition (February 22, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0309158230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0309158237
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Unnecessary July 18, 2012
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I purchased this book and found it to be in very nice hardcover condition, but I soon realized I paid too much as it is available fully online for free at
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for any nurse February 17, 2013
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I needed to work with this material for school, but after getting into the topic, I believe it should be read by any nurse. This is the model of the future of nursing that will guide education, healthcare transformation and how a nurse functions at the bedside or desk-side.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Future of Nursing December 5, 2013
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It's a MUST HAVE if you care where the profession of Nursing is headed and the challenges that are in our futures. It should be read by every Nursing faculty member, every Nursing student, every Nursing administrator, and every nurse in clinical practice whatever your setting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health September 23, 2013
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Great summarization of the RWJF and IOM collaboration.

Essential resource to help guide the needed reform for nursing.

Currently I am using this a guide to my Doctor of Nursing Practice scholarly project
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