Respond for classmate’s post, about 100 words, references

Respond for classmate’s post, about 100 words, references

In reviewing the recommendations made by the IOM on the Future of Nursing, I found that a few do not apply to the organization that I work for, or at least that there is not a direct recommendation for health care organizations. I currently work at an inpatient acute care hospital. For instance, recommendation 1 is to remove scope of practice barriers (for APRN’s). This is a legislative imperative, and while the facility I work at could lobby for the change, I am unaware if they are doing so. Also, recommendation 5 is to double the number of nurses with doctorate degrees by 2020. The facility I work for does offer tuition reimbursement, however this requires a contract to work for the facility in exchange for the reimbursement. Positions at the hospital I am at are limited for this type of degree. Recommendation 8 is for building infrastructure for collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workplace data. While I think that my facility could participate in this one, I don’t think it applies to them at this point. For the recommendations that do apply, I found the following. Recommendation 2: expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts. My hospital as several councils that nurses are a part of. In our unit specifically, our manager has empowered the nurses to bring about changes in policy, equipment choices, input on improvements for our unit and evaluation of new medical devices. Recommendation 3: Implement nurse residency programs. We do have a nurse residency program, but I am not very familiar with how it works. From what I have seen it is mostly an observe and learn program that does not have specific guidelines for the nurses to follow for teaching. I think it could definitely use some improvement, or at least become more well known and utilized. I have had an extern with me before and it was no different that having a student for clinicals, and I was given no direction as to what my responsibilities were. Recommendation 4: Increase proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020. As I said before, we do have a tuition reimbursement plan for continuing our education. However, it does come with a contract to work for the facility for a certain number of years. Another drawback to this program is that I have heard from people who have used it that our facility does not make it easy to use and are not very friendly about it. It’s not something they really want us to use is the general feeling everyone has. Also, I made the decision to return to school on my own and was never encouraged to do so. There is no salary differential for the BSN degree where I work. Finally, recommendation 6: ensure nurses engage in lifelong learning. My facility definitely falls short on this one. We have no incentive or offering for continuing education, nor do we have any sort of competency program. Reference The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. (2015, October 05). Retrieved October 9, 2018, from http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx