Campaign shares progress on IOM leadership, education goals

The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action has tracked progress on advancing nursing leadership and other key goals set forth by the Institute of Medicine (IOM; now the National Academy of Medicine) in its 2010 Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report. Campaign data show a collaborative effort by the Campaign, AONL and the Nurses on Boards Coalition to encourage nurse board service has borne fruit, with more than 6,300 nurses serving on boards as of this summer. Yet data also show a decline since the report’s publication in the percentage of hospital boards including RN members. The Campaign has also tracked slow but steady progress toward the IOM goal of increasing the percentage of nurses with baccalaureate degrees. The percentage of first-time NCLEX-takers with a BSN degree has risen from 39% in 2010 to 48% in 2018, and the number of RN-to-BSN graduates has tripled during roughly that same period. (Campaign for Action story, 10/14/19)