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Nurses take on more tasks, still lack in diversity
Modern Healthcare

While nurses are more frequently getting higher degrees and being allowed to practice independently of a physician, the profession still struggles in terms of diversity and leadership, concludes a report released Friday.

A National Academy of Medicine committee evaluated the nation’s progress on eight recommendations first outlined in a 2010 Institute of Medicine report called The Future of Nursing. Those recommendations aimed to revamp nursing education, bolster leadership roles and remove the barriers that prevent nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and training.