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Refelection Paper

875 words - 4 pages

Nursing has always been considered as an important profession so lots of efforts are made to make it sound more responsive to the needs of patients. Policy makers come up with lot of recommendations that could make this noble profession more advantageous for the common people. The future nursing recommendations proposed by IOM is an effort in this regard and there are number of recommendations that have come forward. I am going to discuss three of them here and see how it will impact me.
The first of these recommendation calls for increasing the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020 which is a good step towards inserting more skills in this profession. Before it ...view middle of the document...

When so many highly qualified people would be introduced, it would act as a convincing factor for many people to look towards this profession through prism of respect. These role models would encourage many new entrants like me to follow their footsteps and go for the highest degree in this profession.
The third recommendation proposed by IOM is the most important of all and should be implemented right away as it suggests that nurses should be engaged in lifelong learning. All the health related professions require this approach as every time we get a special case in form of patient that has got unique characteristics which might never have been experienced before. It’s all about packing oneself up with as much knowledge as possible and this can only come through lifelong learning. It has mostly been found that learning stays with nurses as long as they are students and once they are finished with their studies they never look back at their books which is a wrong methodology. There is a need to correct this approach and the most appropriate way of doing this is to make this learning mandatory for them and so they should be engaged through some innovative means. The life of human is a precious entity and fully equipped nurses can be an asset to help protect this valuable commodity. I would be an automatic fit for this recommendation as I have always been a strong believer of this concept and practiced it in my life so far, and would love to see everyone associated with my profession do the same.
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