nurse practitioner The Pennsylvania Action Coalition initiatives derive from the Institute of Medicine's (now the National Academy of Medicine) Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report. This report identifies the nursing professional as a key piece to improving the healthcare system and provides evidence-based recommendations on training, education, professional leadership, and workforce policy. 

Our initiatives are directly structured from the Future of Nursing report's key recommendations listed below: 

1. Remove scope-of-practice barriers
2. Expand opportunities for nurses to lead and diffuse collaborative improvement efforts
3. Implement nurse residency programs
4. Increase the proportion of nurses with a baccalaureate degree to 80% by 2020
5. Double the number of nurses with a doctorate by 2020
6. Ensure that nurses engage in lifelong learning
7. Prepare and enable nurses to lead change to advance health
8. Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of interprofessional health care workforce data

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