The future of nursing practice depends on multiple factors, such as technological development, economic situation, and novelties in healthcare services providence, yet forecasts exist based on the current tendencies and practices. You mentioned the Institute of Medicine’s report and their recommendation regarding practitioners’ decision-making. I agree with your statement that the American Nurses Association (ANA) developed crucial changes in nursing education and workplace environments to improve healthcare services and increase the practitioners’ job satisfaction. Furthermore, the future depends on the professionals’ ability to develop new skills rapidly and adjust their practices to the always-changing conditions (Dillard-Wright & Shields-Haas, 2021). The Healthcare industry will always be crucial for governments, institutions, societies, and individuals; thus, its future must include implementing advanced strategies of care, prevention, and treatment.
The media by Dr. White and Dr. Stanley we analyzed for the assignments explained the distinction between ANA and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), and you included this information in your post. Indeed, the work of these administrative organizations occurs at local, state-wide, and governmental levels, providing practitioners with authoritative representatives at each stage. It is crucial for the future of nursing, and my experience demonstrated that to achieve any change on the policy-making level, a professional must go beyond their organization and local Board. My observations can be confirmed through your explanation of federal nurse staffing ratios, through which the areas of improvement can be identified. Furthermore, the recent studies of nursing and policy-making revealed that a practitioner must apply evidence-based strategies to develop proposals and forthcoming projects to achieve change in their organizations (Bianchi et al., 2018). Indeed, the Future of Nursing report you mentioned included similar recommendations; therefore, modern professionals must pay specific attention to adjusting their work approaches.
Today, various policies exist to support and protect nursing practitioners’ rights and obligations. The current regulations can also be analyzed to identify the broadest issues, tendencies, and future changes in the providence of healthcare services. I agree with your statement that “it is important that state nursing associations advocate for changes in laws that directly effect the care provided in their respective territory.” Indeed, most of the current regulations supported by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) are applicable in specific states, and it results in difficulties in tracking the services’ efficiency nationwide (L’Ecuyer et al., 2018). You also provided a valuable insight that the guidelines must clearly outline how to address gaps in the scope of practice laws positively, and practitioners’ urgent reaction is necessary for sustainable improvement. While the future of nursing widely depends on the policies submitted by the government, professionals’ active participation and initiatives’ promotion can influence how the novel regulations will shape the practice.
Your post includes a considerable explanation of how administrative organizations are involved in healthcare industry regulation. The pandemic forced the government to pay significant attention to the nursing practitioners’ work conditions, and the novel regulations are beneficial for professional development (DeSalvo & Kadakia, 2021). You mentioned the key players, such as the AACN, the leading authority for the states’ Boards of Nursing. Although I do not have experience developing a policy proposal to pass through the administrative institutions, my local Board always mentions and addresses the AACN as their representative in the national arena. Your statement about the Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act that “assigns funding to public health nursing to establish emergency preparedness of pandemics such as COVID-19” confirms my observations.
Bianchi, M., Bagnasco, A., Bressan, V., Barisone, M., Timmins, F., Rossi, S., & Sasso, L. (2018). A review of the role of nurse leadership in promoting and sustaining evidence‐based practice. Journal of Nursing Management, 26(8), 918-932. Web.
DeSalvo, K. B., & Kadakia, K. T. (2021). Public health 3.0 after COVID-19—Reboot or upgrade? American Journal of Public Health, 111(3), 179-181. Web.
Dillard-Wright, J., & Shields-Haas, V. (2021). Nursing with the people: Reimagining futures for nursing. Advances in Nursing Science, 44(3), 195-209. Web.
L’Ecuyer, K. M., Lancken, S. V. D., Malloy, D., Meyer, G., & Hyde, M. J. (2018). Review of state boards of nursing rules and regulations for nurse preceptors. Journal of Nursing Education, 57(3), 134-141. Web.