The Master 's Degree : Why It Is Needed

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The Master’s Degree in Nursing: Why It Is Needed As a child grows its needs change and its social environment adapts to respond to those needs; contrastingly, as a system grows it must change and adapt to adequately respond to the needs of its users. The ever-present quality of the human society to undergo transformation and expansion entails that the underlying systems upholding its effective functioning must parallel educational, technological and social advancements in order to avoid being thrown into disarray. One of the largest systems in the United States is the healthcare industry. Being a vital necessity of any developed society, structured functioning of the healthcare industry is one of the primary concerns of any governing body and new regulative steps are continually taken to ensure that health care is accessible to all members of society. In 2010 in the US, the latest and one of the most comprehensive healthcare reforms took place in the form of the Affordable Care Act. Through this new initiative many Americans that were previously uninsured were able to afford healthcare insurance for the first time and, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, the number of uninsured Americans dropped from 20.4% to 15.9% by September 2014 (Black & Cohen, p.1). This wide-ranging system reform has brought about a rapid influx of new healthcare consumers and, consequently, added to the already high demand for healthcare services. A pivotal

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