Growth and Changes in Nursing

Now that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the law of the land, nurses can expect to have even more responsibility and even more opportunities to use their skills. This paper reviews how the restructuring of the U.S. healthcare system impacts the nursing field. And this paper reflects on how continuum of care, accountable care organizations, medical homes and nurse-managed health clinics will be affected by the ACA.

Nursing Shortages

There already are critical nursing shortages in the United States, which is the reason that foreign nurses have become "…an integral part of the U.S. healthcare system" (Arnold, 2013). In fact, according to Arnold, healthcare organizations have been bringing nurses from abroad into the U.S. For "…over fifty years in response to cyclical nursing shortages" (1382). Now, with the Affordable Care Act in place there is expected to be an increased demand for foreign nurses;...
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