The future of nursing: leading change, advancing health

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Author Details : Rekha S G*

Volume : 3, Issue : 3, Year : 2020

Article Page : 60-63

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The Nursing practice has broader scope as it covers a broad continuum from health promotion, to disease
prevention, to coordination of care, to cure and to palliative care when cure isn’t possible. However,
many members of the profession require more education and preparation to adopt new roles quickly in
response to rapidly changing health care settings and an evolving health care system. IOM received these
recommendations by acknowledging the unique role that nurses play within the health care system. Because
nurses have regular and shut proximity to patients and scientific understanding of care processes across the
continuum of care, they have a singular ability to act as partners with other health professionals and to
steer within the improvement and redesign of the health care system and its many practice environments,
including hospitals, schools, homes, etc.
In addition, the IOM recommendations focus on enhancing the facility of nurses at work place and need to
help bridging the gap between advancing health, coordinate with available resources and also update her
knowledge and skills accordingly. This really expects a greater modification and rebuilding of Nursing
curriculum and focus on essential trainings, redesigning of the job responsibilities, define the scope of
Nursing Practice, and revise the monetary benefits available for nurses in a challenging world. This will
give rise to inception of various new nursing designations, widen the scope of nursing practice by providing
ample opportunity for the budding nurses and thereby increasing the employment rate.

Keywords: Nursing profession, Advancing health and technology, Scope of nursing practice, IOM recommendation.

How to cite : Rekha S G, The future of nursing: leading change, advancing health. J Paediatr Nurs Sci 2020;3(3):60-63

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