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Issues & Practices


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Institute of Medicine
The Future of Nursing:  Leading Change, Advancing Health

In 2008, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) launched a two-year initiative to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession.  The result was a committee that produced a report that would make recommendations for an actgion-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing. 

To View the Report- click here


Health Care Reform

With the passage of the Health Care Affordability Act, millions of people have greater protection against losing or being denied health insurance coverage, and better access to primary and preventive services. INA recognizes the debate of health care is not over, and remains committed to educating the nursing public about how the changing system impacts our lives and our profession.

White House - Healthcare Reform in Action
Read the latest information from the White House on Health Care Reform.

Health Care Reform Legislation Timeline
This timeline contains selected Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) implementation dates of interest to RNs as caregivers, RNs as patients, and RNs as employees

Key Health Care Reform Provisions Related to Nurses
This document highlights Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148) provisions that will affect the nursing community.



Workplace Safety

Combating Disruptive Behaviors: Strategies to Promote a Healthy Work Environment  
Disruptive behavior among nurses threatens the safety and well being of both patients and staff.  Joint Commission charges health care organizations to address these behaviors.

Addressing Nurse-to-Nurse Bullying to Promote Nurse Retention
Bullying continues to contribute to the nursing shortage.  Read more.



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