Recommendations from the Institute of Medicine’s report The Future of Nursing (2010)

  1. Remove scope of practice barriers 
  2. Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts 
  3. Implement nurse residency programs 
  4. Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80 percent by 2020 
  5. Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020 
  6. Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning 
  7. Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health 
  8. Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workforce data 

The GNLC is working on advancing all of these recommendations, but is placing more emphasis on recommendations 1, 3, 4, 5, and 8.