In 2008, the Institute of Medicine partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to not only assess, but also respond to the need of nursing profession transformation. Their report titled the “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” set a path for advancing the responsibilities or role of nurses in the United States. The report proposes eight recommendations: a nurse ought to practice to the full extent of his or her education and training; and a nurse should attain higher levels of training plus education through improved educational system that enhances seamless educational progression. Thirdly, nurses ought to be full partners with other healthcare practitioners in redesigning the United States healthcare practice. Finally, there is need for better data collection plus improved information infrastructure for effective workforce planning as well as policy making (RWJF & IOM, 2010).
Since 2010, various states across United States have established coalition to help realize the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report. One such action coalition is the Florida Action Coalition. This coalition, headquartered at the Florida Nursing Working Center, conducted a statewide study whose findings were used as a foundation for a training program of promoting nursing leadership. The coalition also established a program for emerging nurse leaders to provide a 90 day learning experience through group and individual coaching, online courses as well as webinars. The Florida Action Coalition’s website features graduates who are linked with new organizations searching for nurse leaders join their boards. So far, 18 out of 26 graduates of the initiative are working on policy making boards and other agencies. Finally, the coalition has partnered with the Florida Blue- a component of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association-to strengthen its ability to not only sustain itself, but also for statewide health improvement (FAC, 2018).
you did a good job in researching and developing your response. You stated, ” the coalition has partnered with the Florida Blue- a component of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association-to strengthen its ability to not only sustain itself, but also for statewide health improvement.” What initiatives has Florida developed to help sustain itself and to improve health statewide?