The National Academies of Science, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has been paying special attention to the role of nursing in healthcare and how to best advance the nursing profession. The original report published in 2009 was titled The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, which set a vision for nursing into 2020. A committee was formed and has been tasked with extending the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and “will chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and wellbeing of the U.S. population in the 21st century.”
Nurse Leader magazine summarized the most recent updates in their article titled “The Future of Nursing: Where are we now?” where they identify how much progress has been made in nursing toward the IOM’s Future of Nursing recommendations.
A public session of the Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 is planned for March 20th at 10:30 a.m PST. You can join the public session by clicking HERE. Dr. Angie Milan, on the board of our sister chapter in Los Angeles, has been appointed to the committee and we are excited to have some NAHN representation at the national level with a committee at the academies.
Please read the above-mentioned article on Health Leaders: THE FUTURE OF NURSING REPORT: WHERE ARE WE NOW? by Jennifer Thew, RN by clicking HERE.