Review the four recommendations in the IOM report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and find your state’s action coalition. Discuss your state’s action coalition’s work as it aligns with these four recommendations. Is each recommendation being addressed? Based on your analysis of the website, how would you describe your state’s progress toward meeting the IOM recommendations?
The four recommendations of the IOM report include: nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training, nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression, nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other healthcare professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States, and effective workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and information infrastructure(IOM, 2015). While after researching, there are strides being taken, I do not think that Georgia has met exceeded the goals but progress is being made. The accomplishments to date include:
· Established a workforce center. Held two doctoral symposiums that have brought students and faculty together to develop skills, present new work, and network. Convened advanced practice nurses (APN) from around the state to discuss the state of APN practice in Georgia and begin plans on how to move forward. Facilitated negotiations with the Secretary of State’s office, the Georgia Board of Nursing, and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing to obtain up-to-date workforce data from the recently-revamped re-licensure survey based on the national minimum data set.