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IOM Releases Five Year Progress Report

The Institute of Medicine recently released a 5 year progress report on implementing recommendations from its 2010 Report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. Read the report brief. Full report, slides & webinar found here.

The National Campaign for Action also created a 'Celebration' video for the 5 year progress on the Report.


In October, 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched its landmark report on the nursing workforce in America, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. This historical report, developed by the committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute on Medicine has as its focus the role of nursing and nursing education to address the needs of rapidly changing, diverse populations with complex health care needs and increased demands for care. In response to the report, The Future of Nursing™ Campaign for Action is a collaborative effort to implement solutions to these challenges, and to emphasize the part that nursing can play to improve quality health care in the United States. The campaign is organized by RWJF in collaboration with AARP and the Center to Champion Nursing in America.

As part of the implementation at a statewide level, the Campaign for Action invited states to apply for Action Coalition status to go forward with IOM recommendations. Criteria for this application was partnership with a ‘non-nursing’ entity to enhance collaborative networking efforts and the opportunity for synergy. WCN is proud to lead the efforts for IOM implementation in our state and was awarded designation as an Action Coalition in partnership with the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) in September, 2011.