A report from The Institute of Medicine (IOM) calls on nurses to take a greater role in America’s increasingly complex health care system. The American Nurses Association (ANA) highly commends the IOM for its newly released report on the nursing profession and acknowledges the need for nurses to take a leadership role in all settings to meet the demands of our changing health care system. The report is the result of the Initiative on the Future of Nursing, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
ANA was gratified to find that many of the elements and recommendations of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing are reflected in our ongoing work to advance the nursing profession. We are in complete agreement with the four "key messages" of the report. ANA and the ANA constituent state nurses associations have engaged in a wide range of activities over time that support the evidence-based recommendations of the IOM. (see document below)
In a July 2011 speech to the National Association of School Nurses, American Nurses Association President Karen Daley describes the challenges and opportunities created by recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing report. Links to video clips from the speech are avalable below.