Institute of Medicine
The eight recommendations to improve healthcare the IOM spotlighted in their report are as follows:
Recommendation 1: Remove scope-of-practice barriers.
Recommendation 2: Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts.
Recommendation 3: Implement nurse residency programs.
Recommendation 4: Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020.
Recommendation 5: Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020.
Recommendation 6: Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning.
Recommendation 7: Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health.
Recommendation 8: Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workforce data.