Aug 02, 2021

Action Plans for Recommendation 4 of the Future of Nursing 2030 Report

On June 3 and 4, 2021, the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action assembled key opinion leaders, experts, and change makers across the fields of health care, nursing and health equity. The goal: Build actions plans to operationalize the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Nursing 2020 2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report. Below are the action plans related to Recommendation #4.

All Action Plans

All organizations, including state and federal entities and employing organizations, should enable nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training by removing barriers that prevent them from more fully addressing social needs and social determinants of health and improving health care access, quality, and value. These barriers include regulatory and public and private payment limitations; restrictive policies and practices; and other legal, professional, and commercial impediments.


4.1 Changes to institutional policies and laws adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be made permanent.

4.2 Federal authority should be used where available to supersede restrictive state laws.

4.3 Health Care Regulator Collaborative should work to advance interstate compacts and the adoption of model legislation.