Campaign reviews progress since release of 2011 Future of Nursing report

A decade after the release of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action released a summary of progress achieved in implementing the report’s recommendations. One profound shift occurred in nursing education. Less than half of nurses held a BSN degree in 2010; today 59% of nurses do, and twice as many nurses hold doctorates than did a decade ago. Many states have modernized their scope of practice laws, increasing access to care by APRNs; and in keeping with the report’s recommendation to increase nursing leadership, 10,000 nurses are now serving on boards. (Campaign for Action article, 2/23/21)