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.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center
Discussion – Week 2
Care in the United States
In order to
influence health care policy and to effectively advocate for issues that
directly impact patient care and health outcomes, it is critical to understand
the components of health care financing and factors that impact funding. Without
this understanding and without a sustainable financing plan, the implementation
of the best policies will not occur. For this Discussion, you and your peers
will explore and discuss how health care financing directly impacts nursing
practice, treatment options, and patient outcomes.
To prepare for
this Discussion, review the following:
AWE Checklist (Level 4000)
Discussion Rubric, provided in the Course
This week’s Writing Resources and Program Success Tools (link to
This week’s readings in the Learning Resources pertaining to
health care financing
By Day 3 of Week
Post a response to the following:
How do the rapid and dynamic changes in financing impact health
outcomes within your practice?
How do evidence-based practice (EBP) and interprofessional
partnerships in nursing help to manage the constant changes in health care
In what ways can an understanding of health care financing better
equip nurses to be more effective advocates?
NoteInitialPost: A 3-paragraph (at least 250–350 words) response. Be sure to
use.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence” title=”evidence”>evidence from the readings and include.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/citations” title=”in-text citations”>in-text citations. Utilize.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/undergraduate/awe/2000-3000″ title=”essay-level”>essay-level writing practice and skills, including the use
of.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/paragraphs/transitions” title=”transitional material”>transitional material and.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/writingprocess/organizing” title=”organizational frames”>organizational frames. Avoid
quotes;.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/evidence/paraphrase/effective” title=”paraphrase”>paraphrase to incorporate evidence into your own writing.
A.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/apa/references” title=”reference list”>reference list is
required. Use the most.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/assignments/nursing” title=”current evidence”>current evidence (usually
less than or equal to 5 years old).