A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation survey of members of the online physician-only community, Sermo.com examined physicians thoughts about the role Nurse Practitioners (NP) play in the delivery of health care and the importance of nurses’ educational background.
Research brief documents and dissects the challenges associated with predicting supply and demand for nurses and other health professionals.
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Health 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. Since its release in October 2010, The Future of Nursing has remained the top visited report on the IOM’s website. As of June 2010, the IOM has sold over 4,670 copies of the final version since its release in early 2011. Additionally, nurse faculty have ordered over 1,000 “free” exam copies of the IOM report, a record of exam copy requests. Order the Report from the IOM Website. Find out more about receiving an examination copy of the Report Read statements of support for the report. Additional report materials are available for download below.
This figure highlights substantial variation in the ratio of NPs to primary care physicians-- both across and within states.
HRSA study finds nursing workforce is growing. The number of licensed registered nurses (RNs) in the United States grew to a new high of 3.1 million between 2004 and 2008 according to a report released today by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This increase of more than 5 percent features important gains in age and diversity of the workforce.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the United States: Current patterns of distribution and recent trends
This report presents tables and charts of preliminary descriptive findings from a long-term research project analyzing changes in the primary care workforce. The project places a particular emphasis on the growth of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) over the past two decades.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine released a summary document encapsulating the presentations and discussions from the Forum on the Future of Nursing: Education held in February 2010 in Houston, Texas.
Summary of the December 2009 Forum on the Future of Nursing: Care in the Community - Workshop Summary
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine released a summary document encapsulating the presentations and discussions from the Forum on the Future of Nursing: Community Health, Public Health, Long-term Care and Primary Care held in December 2009 in Philadelphia, Pa.
A state by state look at restrictive physician oversight requirements for nurse practitioners.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held three forums explore challenges and opportunities in nursing. The first forum, on October 19, 2009, focused on quality and safety, technology, and interdisciplinary collaboration in acute care; and speakers offered new strategies to allow nurses to provide higher-quality care. The IOM used the perspectives and ideas summarized in this document to inform a final report on the future of nursing, release in October 2010.