2. Establishing a Culturally Competent Master’s and Doctorally Prepared Nursing Workforce
Read “Establishing a Culturally Competent Master’s and Doctorally Prepared Nursing Workforce,” located on the American Association of College of Nursing website.
3. Nursing and Health Reform
Read “Nursing and Health Reform,” located on the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society website.
4. The Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Read “The Affordable Care Act,” located at the HealthCare.gov website.
19. Health Resources and Services Administration
Explore the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) website.
20. The Evolving Practice of Nursing
Read “The Evolving Practice of Nursing,” by Dickerson (2012). (Reprinted with permission)
21. New Health Care Delivery Models in Health System Reform: Opportunities for Nurses and Their Patients
Read “New Health Care Delivery Models in Health System Reform: Opportunities for Nurses and Their Patients,” by Haney (2010), located on the American Nurses Association website.
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Assignment Evolving Practice of Nursing and Patient Care Delivery Models As the country focuses on the restructuring of the U.S. health care delivery system, nurses will continue to play an important role. It is expected that more and more nursing jobs will become available out in the community, and fewer will be available in acute care hospitals.
Write an informal presentation (500-700 words) to educate nurses about how the practice of nursing is expected to grow and change. Include the concepts of continuity or continuum of care, accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and nurse-managed health clinics. Share your presentation with nurse colleagues on your unit or department and ask them to offer their impressions of the anticipated changes to health care delivery and the new role of nurses in hospital settings, communities, clinics, and medical homes. In 800-1,000 words summarize the feedback shared by three nurse colleagues and discuss whether their impressions are consistent with what you have researched about health reform. A minimum of three scholarly references are required for this assignment.