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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Nursing Practice

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was passed into legislation in March, 2010. Identify the impact of this legislation on nursing practice by choosing two key nursing provisions outlined in the American Nurses Association.

Discuss how these two provisions have impacted, or will impact, your current practice of nursing.

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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

For the first time since Medicare was enacted, our nation has the opportunity to enrol millions of uninsured — representing many age groups and demographics — in new health coverage (Tieman, 2013). Millions more patients equates to a need for more primary care providers; advanced practice nurses in home care, care coordination, transitional care, and primary care for older adults are--and will be essential (Brody, 2012). Advance practice nurses will have virtually limitless opportunities within the new health care paradigm. ...

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Possible effects on nursing practice with the advent of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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