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In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a landmark report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, that addressed the crucial role of nurses in a rapidly evolving health care landscape. Shortly after the release of this report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), in partnership with AARP, launched the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action (the Campaign). The Campaign has since worked at the national and state levels to shepherd the report’s recommendations.
RWJF asked the IOM to convene a committee to examine changes in the field of nursing since the release of The Future of Nursing report and to assess progress made in implementing the report’s recommendations. The resulting report, Assessing Progress on the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing, offers recommendations that provide a blueprint for the Campaign and other stakeholders to accelerate implementation of The Future of Nursing recommendations.
A public webinar was held on Friday, December 4, 2015. The webinar included statements by the committee chair highlighting key findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report, as well as a discussion with committee members.