Speaking of the IOM, if you were in Montreal, you heard a lot about the IOM report, The Future of Nursing. Specifically, the issue of the BSN as entry into practice. There’s going to be a lot of debate about this in our circles over the coming months, so my advice to everyone is, start by educating yourself. No need to read the entire (672 page) report, although you certainly can. But it would certainly be a good idea to read the 4 page Report Brief (PDF), which does a nice job of encapsulating the core issues. And then, think about where you fall out on this issue, understanding that being proactive will always be the better course over being reactive.