Jan 24, 2017

Survey Asks Nurses Their Ideas on Future of Nursing

The Institute of Medicine’s 2010 The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health has launched many hundreds of efforts nationwide to implement its recommendations, actions coordinated by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Now a nurse is asking nurses ages 25 to 45: What has the impact of the report been on you, America’s future nurses?

To find out, Sue Johnson, PhD, RN-BC, NE-BC, created an online survey, “Nightingale’s Vision and the IOM Recommendations.” Johnson plans to write a book based on responses to the survey, which has been posted since early this month and has received nearly 200 responses. She is the author of two books, including What Would Florence Do? A Guide for New Nurse Managers.

The “Nightingale” survey also addresses the 2015 study that examined the impact of the 2010 report, which urged decision-makers in health, education, legislation, and the community to strengthen health and health care by rethinking and making wiser use of America’s nurses.

The survey is to be a springboard for the book, which Johnson calls “an opportunity for nurses 25-45 to determine nursing’s future.” Nurses are invited to respond to the 15-question survey or may ask questions of the author by sending an email to SueJohn126 (at) comcast.net.