(Answered) NRS 440 Week 2 Discussion 1

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed into legislation in March of 2010. Identify the impact of this legislation on your nursing practice by choosing two key nursing provisions outlined in the topic material “Nursing and Health Reform.” Discuss how these two provisions have impacted, or will impact, your current practice of nursing.


The Affordable Care Act affects the field of nursing in various ways as it includes a number of ambitious reforms that are based on the employer-sponsored insurance system and establishes new requirements for employers, healthcare providers, insurance companies as well as the individual patients.  It is anticipated to address three key areas of access to health insurance, delivery of care and healthcare costs. According to Blumenthal, Abrams, and Nuzum (2015), the introduction and adoption of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was aimed at increasing access to nurses, improving the nursing workforce, providing financial assistance to health institution workers and education advancements and the underserved areas. Among the provisions, increasing the number of nurses within healthcare is a key provision which has had grant programs established for the health institutions as well as the training programs to address the various health care concerns….Please click the icon below to purchase full solution at $5