The National Academy of Medicine today released a report on priorities for the nursing profession over the next decade to meet the needs of the U.S. population and achieve health equity, which range from strengthening nursing education and promoting diversity and equity in nursing education and the workforce to protecting nurses’ health and well-being.
“I am confident that the nursing community and other important stakeholders will use the report recommendations to unleash the power of nurses and usher in a new era of health equity and well-being,” said NAM President Victor Dzau.
AHA and its American Organization for Nursing Leadership contributed to the report. In a new AHA podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives, and Robyn Begley, CEO of AONL and chief nursing officer and senior vice president at the AHA, discuss the role of nurses in achieving health equity, screening for social needs and advocating for policy change. Listen here.