Accrediting bodies, schools of nursing, health care organizations, and continuing competency educators from multiple health professions should collaborate to ensure that nurses and nursing students and faculty continue their education and engage in lifelong learning to gain the competencies needed to provide care for diverse populations across the lifespan.
The National Health Care Workforce Commission, with oversight from the Government Accountability Office and the Health Resources and Services Administration, should lead a collaborative effort to improve research and the collection and analysis of data on health care workforce requirements. The Workforce Commission and the Health Resources and Services Administration should collaborate with state licensing boards, state nursing workforce centers, and the Department of Labor in this effort to ensure that the data are timely and publicly accessible.
In the spring of 2013, The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action hosted a national summit in Washington, D.C.
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The landmark report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, released Oct. 5, 2010, has had considerable impact on the U.S. health care system and on how members of the health care workforce approach their work. Similarly, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has made significant progress during its initial work to implement the report’s recommendations.
The campaign is coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), an initiative of AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
This blog post originally appeared on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Human Capital Blog and the Center to Champion Nursing in America blog.
Susan Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, jointly authored an article for Journal of Professional Nursing , published July 2011, an updated version of their November 2009 article of the same name, "Partners in Solutions to the Nurse Faculty Shortage," about the importance of RWJF, the AARP Foundation, and AARP joining together to raise the level of awareness of the looming shortage of nurses—and the faculty to educate them—that threatens Americans' access to quality health care across all settings. To facilitate the need to identify solutions to this problem, the articles describes how this partnership was able to create the Center to Champion Nursing in America to ensure Americans have the highly skilled nurses we need to provide affordable, quality health care now and in a reformed health care system.
On Wednesday, October 5 from 2-3 p.m. ET we held a special #FutureRN Twitter chat to highlight the first year progress toward achieving the recommendations in the IOM report, Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.