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Nurses play a critical role as an ally to physicians and other health care providers in improving the quality of health care.
The role of nurses is expected to become even more vital in the coming years. Health care experts believe nurses will make even more important contributions as our nation’s health care system is transformed through the new reform law.
The IBC Foundation is committed to creating a brighter future for health care by investing today in the next generation of nurses. To achieve our goal of improving health care delivery, the IBC Foundation developed the Nurses for Tomorrow initiative to strengthen the nursing workforce in our region.
Nurses are increasingly on the frontlines of providing primary care, as evidenced by the increase in the number of new licensed nurse practitioners each year. Adequate education and training are critical to ensuring future nurses have the skills and experience they need to provide quality care.
¹ Information adapted from the Mayo Clinic website
² Journal of American Medical Association, November 2, 2007.