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How will the Affordable Care Act impact the role of the nurse?

1. How will the Affordable Care Act impact the role of the nurse?

2. Describe the appropriations committee in the House of Representatives? Explain the Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act and its relevance to nursing in an era of health care reform?

3. What is one political action I can take to advocate for patients and nursing?

Please include references.

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The Affordable Care Act will impact the role of the nurse due to the fact that this act would make it possible for more individuals to qualify for and be able to obtain healthcare insurance, which subsequently means that there will be a greater number of individuals for nursing staff to treat within hospitals and other healthcare organizations. In essence this act will increase the stress placed upon nursing staff, due to the fact that there is already a shortage of nursing staff, and the ...

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