Identify the importance of the IOM “Future of Nursing” report related to nursing practice, nursing education and nursing workforce development. What is the role of state-based action coalitions and how do they advance goals of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action?

 Role of Nurses in Leading Change
Nurses are patient and nursing professional advocates whose main role is to ensure quality care delivery. As change agents, nurses play a critical role in formulating and implementing health care policies aimed at improving care delivery. They also offer patient education and collaborate with other providers to offer quality and patient-centered care (Kleinpell et al., 2022). They also promote primary care in different populations to ensure that health care transformation attains health equity.

Role of State-Based Action Coalitions
The transformation of health care as depicted by the National Academies’ report requires effective implementation at state levels spearheaded by the action coalitions. These coalitions are led by nurses who partner with other stakeholders to drive local changes by working to transform health care using nursing and building healthier communities. These coalitions mobilize nurses, health care providers, consumers, and educators as well as businesses to improve nursing on different areas or fronts. These coalitions envision a healthcare system that allows nurses to contribute to full extent of their abilities and expertise.

The Florida Action Coalition focuses on provision of leadership to advance the nursing profession to improve access to safe, and high quality healthcare. One initiative by the state action coalition is the enactment of new law to increase access to better health care option. Through the coalition’s advocacy, over 21 million residents of the state can now access care from advanced practice registered nurse (Florida Action Coalition, 2022). The second initiative is the recognition of innovative nurses where the action coalition awards organizations up to $25,000 for progressive work that focuses on improving the role of nurses in building a culture of health and promotion of health equity.

These initiatives advance the nursing profession by demonstrating the need for nurses to prepare effectively to meet the diverse patient needs in different settings through specialty training and education. Secondly, the initiative on health promotion illustrates the critical role that nurses play in health promotion and the need to recognize them as primary care providers (Florida Action Coalition, 2022). The initiative to reward organizations advances the nursing professional by showing the core role of nurses in shaping and building an organizational culture that is important in care provision. 

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