Released in 2010, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, focused on the important intersection between the health needs of diverse, changing patient populations across the lifespan and the actions of the nursing workforce. The recommendations provided in the report were intended to support the efforts to improve the health of the U.S. population through the contributions nurses can make.
Identified in the report was the critical need to reduce care fragmentation through improved care coordination and case management by RNs. For us, this call to action resulted in the development of the National RN Case Manager Training Center focused on supporting RNs in their ability to acquire new knowledge quickly as they expand their practices to include case manager, care manager and care coordinator roles.
Now in 2019, the National RNCM faculty is proud to have prepared more than 600 RNs for RN Case Manager, Care Manager and Care Coordination roles. These nurses are now practicing throughout the U.S. Healthcare system in acute, primary, public health and long term care settings and working every day to improve health outcomes that include addressing the social determinants of health in the patient populations that they are partnered with.
As the Committee on the Future of Nursing begins the process of developing the next Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030, we are proud that our graduates have acquired specialized knowledge consistent with this national discussion.