Back to The Future of Nursing: A Look Ahead Based on a Landmark IOM Report

When: December 11, 2013 (5:00 PM Eastern)
Where: National Academy of Sciences Building (Auditorium) • 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418

Topics Health Care Workforce, Health Services, Coverage, and Access, Public Health, Quality and Patient Safety
Activity: The Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Symposium
Board: HMD Executive Office

The Institute of Medicine’s 2013 Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Lecture celebrated the three-year anniversary of the IOM’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report, which was released on October 5, 2010. The event highlighted the impact of the report through implementation of recommendations at both the national and local level, discussed the continued work of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, and charted future directions and priorities for the nursing profession.


Keynote Address:
Donna Shalala, Ph.D., FAAN, President, University of Miami; Chair, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing

Carmen Alvarez, Ph.D., R.N., NP-C, CNM, Julio Bellber Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Health Policy, The George Washington University

Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.P.H., R.N., FAAN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Vice-Chair, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing

Susan Hassmiller, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Study Director, Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing

Darrell Kirch, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges

David Vlahov, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Dean and Endowed Professor of Nursing Education, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco

Moderated by:
Harvey Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D., President, Institute of Medicine

A reception in the Great Hall immediately followed the lecture.

In-person attendees also received a complimentary The Future of Nursing infographic poster that was first released at the event. An electronic version of the infographic is available for download on this webpage. Printed copies are now available through National Academies Press. Please click here to order copies of the printed Future of Nursing infographic poster.

Copies of The Future of Nursing report were also available to purchase, including a limited number of books that signed by Dr. Donna Shalala. If you did not attend the event and wish to purchase an autographed copy of the IOM report, please contact

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