Nurses Shortage Impact Under New ACA Reform: The Future Challenge of US Health Care System

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System Over the years, the nursing profession has become a vital focus to the US health care system with emphasis on nurses’ crisis as being a future challenge with the new ACA reform. The nursing shortage have baffled the experts to recognize the gaps within the Health Care system by addressing the need of more training programs, educational leaders, increase of financial resources, work load of staff-patient ratio distribution and quality of care satisfaction (Sultz & Young,2014). A vision of amplified foundations such as “the Raise Your Voice Campaign”, AARP , RWJF, Macy’s, and Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation have contributed towards the educational research programs by amplifying the nurses role as the…show more content…
According to JAMA , a study report describe nurses as being emotionally exhausted and unsatisfied with their time & work quality as they work scheduled is overloaded with more patient care; Dr. Linda Aiken found that “failure to retain nurses contributes to avoidable patient deaths”(JAMA,2002). Another impact of the nurse shortage affecting patient’s quality of care is: the high rate of turnover and opening positions. In 2007 AJN, Dr. Kovner found that 37% of the nurses were thinking of alternate jobs positions. A national poll of nurse recruiter found 16.1% of vacancy rate and 13.1% of turnover (Hodes Group, 2005). The nursing shortage have baffled experts to recognize the gaps by addressing the need of more training, increase resources, work load of staff-patient ratio and quality of care (Sultz & Young,2014). Although several Health Reform law provisions have been initiated but not completely in full effect, many statewide have implemented their strategies to prevent a nurse’s shortage crisis. Some benefits of the new provisions are: nursing students have more opportunities now to receive federal government loans than ever before by enrolling into a nursing school program and obtain more training skills on their specialty area where they can provide advance care to the aging population with chronic conditions; aspiring students who are not able to afford their school tuition expenses, the

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