Affordable Care Act: Overview and Implications for Advancing Nursing

Deborah Vincent, Pamela G. Reed

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) confronts nursing with opportunities as well as challenges. The authors provide an overview of the ACA and highlights opportunities for nursing practice, research, and doctoral education. The importance of disciplinary foundations is also addressed as relevant to envisioning the future of practice and education in the context of healthcare reform.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-259
Number of pages6
JournalNursing science quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Affordable Care Act
  • advanced practice nursing
  • health policy
  • healthcare reform

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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