Importance of Nursing Education – Reflection Paper The IOM published report, “Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” makes recommendations for lifelong learning and achieving higher levels of education. In 1,100-1,350 words, examine the importance of nursing education and discuss your overall educational goals. Include the following: 1. Discuss your options in the job market based on your educational level. (Associate Degree in Nursing) Options in the job market based on the educational level are thoroughly discussed. All options listed are realistic for educational level. The response demonstrates an awareness of job options based on educational level. 2. Review the IOM Future of Nursing Recommendations for achieving higher levels of education. Describe what professional certification and advanced degrees (MSN, DNP, etc.) you want to pursue and explain your reasons for wanting to attain the education. Discuss your timeline for accomplishing these goals. Goals and timeline for professional certification and advanced degrees are thoroughly described. Clear and compelling reasons for wanting to attain education are discussed. **Currently getting a bachelors degree, graduate in December 2020, plan to continue to Nurse Practitioner within the next four years. As far as certification goes – will be pursuing Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) in 2021** 3. Discuss how increasing your level of education would affect how your competitiveness in the current job market and your role in the future of nursing. A well-developed discussion of how increasing level of education would affect competitiveness in current job market and personal role in the future of nursing is presented. The claims are substantiated and realistic for the current job market. 4. Discuss the relationship of continuing nursing education to competency, attitudes, knowledge, and the ANA Scope and Standards for Practice and Code of Ethics. A well-supported discussion clearly establishing the relationship of continuing education in nursing to competency, attitudes, knowledge, and the ANA Scope and Standards for Practice and Code of Ethics is presented. The discussion demonstrates insight into the importance of education to the nursing profession. 5. Discuss whether continuing nursing education should be mandatory. Provide support for your response. A well-developed discussion of whether continuing nursing education should be mandatory is presented. Compelling rationale and evidence-based support for the argument is provided. You are required to cite to a minimum of five sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice. Introduction Paragraph – Thesis is comprehensive and contains the essence of the paper. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
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