The Committee on the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 held a public session on March 20, 2019, in Washington, DC. This committee has been tasked by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to extend the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and to chart a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century. The focus of this public session was for the committee to clarify the scope of the charge with the study sponsor and initiate the process of gathering relevant information related to the study. The session recording is now available online.
A report that lays the groundwork for the forthcoming Future of Nursing 2020-2030 study describes the historical forces and current potential of nursing. “Activating Nursing to Address Unmet Needs in the 21st Century,” by Patricia Pittman, PhD, FAAN, sets the stage for the National Academy of Medicine’s consensus study.