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IOM Future of Nursing Report


The Health and Medicine Division (HMD) is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies).  The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln. HMD previously was the Institute of Medicine (IOM) program unit of the National Academies. On March 15, 2016, the division was renamed HMD, building on the heritage of the IOM’s work in medicine while emphasizing its increased focus on a wider range of health matters.

IOM Future of Nursing Report

In 2008, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the IOM launched a two-year initiative to assess and transform the nursing profession. In 2010, the IOM released The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health with the purpose of producing a report that would make recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.  ANA was gratified to find that many of the elements and recommendations of the IOM Report on the Future of Nursing were reflected in the ongoing work to advance the nursing profession.  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)


Related Resources
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
Initiative on the Future of Nursing website

IOM Report "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health"
IOM Consensus Report October 2010

ANA Applauds IOM’S Release of ‘Future of Nursing’ Report (10/05/10) [pdf] 
ANA Press Release

ANA/Constituent State Nurses Associations Activities from IOM Future of Nursing Report [pdf] 
Read ANA’s reaction to the report, and details of the work ANA and constituent state nurses associations have done toward preparing the nursing profession for the increased demand for quality, affordable healthcare. - Updated 3/3/11

Tri-Council for Nursing Calls for Collaborative Action in Support of the IOM’s Future of Nursing Report (10/15/10) [pdf] 
Tri-Council for Nursing Press Release

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