The future of nursing: leading change, advancing health


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Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (IOM)


With more than three million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation's health care workforce. Working on the front lines of patient care, nurses can play a vital role in helping realize the objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, legislation that represents the broadest health care overhaul since the 1965 creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. A number of barriers prevent nurses from being able to respond effectively to rapidly changing health care settings and an evolving health care system. These barriers need to be overcome to ensure...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Labour market; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Industry; Qualifications

Keywords: Employees; Skilled worker; Workforce planning

Geographic subjects: North America; United States

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Academies Press, 2011

Physical description: 620 p.

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ISBN: 0309158230 (hbk.); 9780309158237 (hbk.)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 111.1046

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