Part 1: Over the past several modules of study, we have discussed the practice of both nursing past and nursing future. Now that you have been provided with a plethora of information about nursing practice and education (both past and future), take a few minutes and THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX to create YOUR IDEAL future for nursing. Describe what this will look like: policy, roles (practice), education, structure, anything and everything you desire. Write your thoughts and ideas for the future of nursing.
Part 2: Think about your baccalaureate degree education through ISU. Do you feel you are prepared to practice according to the expectations of a bachelor’s prepared nurse? Do you feel you were provided with educational experiences that enable you to have the knowledge of the competencies outlined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)?