Following the release of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advocating Health in late 2010, a group of nurse leaders convened a statewide summit of leaders in healthcare, business and policy to respond to the national IOM Report and identify the 4 most critical areas for transforming nursing in North Carolina to better meet the needs of our state. The Coalition became the framework for our addressing the priorities for action identified at the 2011 statewide Summit on Creating the Future of Nursing and Health Care in North Carolina.
Taskforces of volunteers have been organized around each of the following priority areas:
(1) improving access to care by eliminating unnecessary barriers;
(2) enabling nurses to lead in transforming health care;
(3) increasing the educational preparation of our nursing workforce; and
(4) building an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of inter-professional health care workforce data to better meet the future healthcare needs of all North Carolinians.
Announcement Coincides with First Year since IOM Report Release
WASHINGTON (September 26, 2011) – The NC Future of Nursing Action Coalition has been selected as an Action Coalition by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. This project is coordinated through the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA), and sponsored by AARP, the AARP Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to ensure all Americans have access to high-quality care, with nurses contributing to the full extent of their capabilities.