Expand Nurses' Scope of Practice, Strengthen Nursing Education to Advance Health Equity, Report Advises

Joan Stephenson
2021 JAMA Health Forum  
A new report from the National Academy of Medicine says that strengthening the nursing profession in several areas over the next decade-including lifting scope-of-practice barriers and expanding nursing education-is needed to promote health equity, develop a skilled and diverse nursing workforce, and protect nurses' health and well-being. As a group, the nearly 4 million nurses in the United States comprise the largest component of the nation's health care workforce. Meeting the demands that nurses will increasingly face, such as
doi:10.1001/jamahealthforum.2021.1527 pmid:36218678 fatcat:kt5ld6gxojbiriwqdzuegsc2fq