UCSF Hosts Panel Discussion on Future of Nursing

By Elizabeth Fernandez


UCSF is holding a panel discussion to provide an overview of a report issued late last year by the Institute of Medicine, which found that the role, responsibilities and education of nurses should significantly change in coming years in response to rising demands for health care and increasingly complex health technology. The event will outline goals for California, the UC Schools of Nursing, and UCSF in implementing key recommendations of the report including expanding leadership opportunities for nurses, increasing the number of nurses with BA and PhD degrees by 2020, and making nurses “full partners’’ with physicians and other health care professionals in redesigning health care in the United States. With more than 3 million nurses in the U.S. workforce, nurses comprise the single largest segment of the nation’s health care sector. The event is hosted by the UCSF School of Nursing. 


10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011.


UCSF Parnassus campus
513 Parnassus Avenue; HSW-301 (Health Sciences West)

  • John Rowe, professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; member of the Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing;
  • Deloras Jones, executive director of the California Institute for Nursing and health Care; Chairwoman of the California Regional Action Coalition Executive Committee;
  • Heather Young, dean, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis; member of the California Regional Action Coalition Executive Committee;
  • Josh Adler, chief medical officer, UCSF Medical Center.

Panelists will be available for interviews following the discussion. Interested media please RSVP [email protected]. On the event day, contact her at 415-298-4320. 

More information on “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health’’ is available at http://www.nap.edu.