New York Universitys Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life in New York City hosted a lecture that discussed the Institute of Medicines recent report on the future of nursing. The program was presented by NYUs College of Nursing and moderated by dean Terry Fulmer, RN, PhD, FAAN.
John W. Rowe, MD, professor of health policy and management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and namesake and supporter of the Dr. John W. Rowe Professorship in Successful Aging at NYU College of Nursing, relayed the four key messages of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, as reported by the IOM, as well as the reports eight recommendations.Diane Mancino, RN, executive director of the National Student Nurses Association, was one of many nurse leaders who attended NYU College of Nursings lecture on the future of nursing.
Rowe informed the audience of physicians, nurses and students that the intent of the report is to ensure everyone has the best healthcare possible. Its not about nurses and doctors, its about patients, he said. Working together, we can achieve these goals.
The lecture was followed by a question-and-answer forum with a panel of experts. The panel included Rowe; Jennie Chin Hansen, RN, MS, FAAN, CEO, American Geriatrics Society; Judith Haber, APRN, PhD, BC, FAAN, Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing and associate dean for graduate programs at NYU College of Nursing; and Marilyn DeLuca, RN, PhD, associate professor, NYU College of Nursing and assistant professor, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.Judith Haber, RN, addresses the audience at NYU College of Nursings forum on the future of nursing.
The panel was optimistic about the reports findings but made clear the profession needs to prepare for what lies ahead. The challenge remains with education and practice, DeLuca said. The goal to double the number of doctorate nurses in the next 10 years will be tremendous and shows a significant need for additional resources.