The IOM report has more than 40 recommendations that were condensed into 8 primary recommendations for advancing nursing in the US. These, in turn, have been assigned to one of three focus areas / pillars by the Future of Nursing. The FL-AC has prioritized these recommendations and adapted them to meet Florida’s needs.
Currently, three areas have been highlighted: Education, Leadership, and Practice. Each of these areas has an Action Team led by representatives of the FL-AC Steering Committee, with unique goals, objectives, and implementing activities to achieve desired outcomes.
The Leadership Action Team believes that nurse leaders can be found in all settings and positions, regardless of formal title, and that all nurses can and should be leaders in their own professional roles and environments.
The Education Action Team Members believe that success can best be accomplished through local activities in addition to state level efforts. With guidance and support from the state Team, Regional Leaders can work to identify their local priorities to achieve one, all or a combination of the four IOM education recommendations.
An initial interest of the Practice Action Team is to educate health providers, elected leadership, coalition stakeholders and the public about the practice of nursing and the many roles of nurses.