NAM nursing report will support more ‘just and healthy’ future

AONL member Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, wants nurses to read The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity and use its recommendations to ensure a healthier, more just future for all. Writing in the May issue of the American Journal of Nursing, the senior adviser for nursing at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and co-director of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action argued nurses are perfectly positioned to advance health equity. “We are the most trusted profession and the first point of contact for most people seeking health care,” she wrote. To make the report’s recommendations reality will require multisector partnerships, a commitment to righting injustices within the nursing profession and prioritizing nurse well-being, in Hassmiller’s view. She currently serves as senior scholar-in-residence and senior adviser to the president on nursing at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), which is producing the report. The report will be released at a May 11 webinar.