In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. The IOM appointed the Committee on the RWJF Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the IOM, with the purpose of producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
- Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers.
- Recommendation 2: Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts.
- Recommendation 3: Implement nurse residency programs.
- Recommendation 4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
- Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
- Recommendation 6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.
- Recommendation 7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.
- Recommendation 8: Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of inter-professional health care workforce data.
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