The Future of Nursing 2020-2030
|The Future of Nursing 2020-2030|
Other names: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (2021)
Status: 466 pages
The decade ahead will test the nation’s nearly 4 million nurses in new and complex ways. Nurses live and work at the intersection of health, education, and communities. Nurses work in a wide array of settings and practice at a range of professional levels. They are often the first and most frequent line of contact with people of all backgrounds and experiences seeking care and they represent the largest of the health care professions.
A nation cannot fully thrive until everyone – no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make – can live their healthiest possible life, and helping people live their healthiest life is and has always been the essential role of nurses. Nurses have a critical role to play in achieving the goal of health equity, but they need robust education, supportive work environments, and autonomy.
Accordingly, at the request of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on behalf of the National Academy of Medicine, an ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted a study aimed at envisioning and charting a path forward for the nursing profession to help reduce inequities in people’s ability to achieve their full health potential. The ultimate goal is the achievement of health equity in the United States built on strengthened nursing capacity and expertise. By leveraging these attributes, nursing will help to create and contribute comprehensively to equitable public health and health care systems that are designed to work for everyone.
|1 Introduction |
2 Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity
3 The Nursing Workforce
4 The Role of Nurses in Improving Health Care Access and Quality
5 The Role of Nurses in Improving Health Equity
6 Paying for Equity in Health and Health Care
7 Educating Nurses for the Future
8 Nurses in Disaster Preparedness and Public Health Emergency Response
9 Nurses Leading Change
10 Supporting the Health and Professional Well-Being of Nurses
11 The Future of Nursing: Recommendations and Research Priorities
Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Project Staff
Appendix B: Data Collection and Information Sources
Appendix C: Data Sources, Definitions, and Methods
Appendix D: Glossary