Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Name Institution Instructor Course Date Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which is aimed at ensuring that all Americans have access to quality and affordable healthcare has impacted the nursing practice in different ways

Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
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Impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which is aimed at ensuring that all Americans have access to quality and affordable healthcare has impacted the nursing practice in different ways (Thompson, 2015). One of the key nursing provisions outlined in the American Nurses Association impacting the registered and practicing nurses in the United States include increasing and improving the number of the nurses in all healthcare facilities across the United States (Thompson, 2015). The nursing workforce is important in achieving the healthcare goals and should be the first to be considered in any healthcare development plans.
Increasing the number of nurses will lead to improved healthcare services as the high demand for healthcare services has negatively impacted the current nurses (Cherry, 2016). Another key nursing provisions outlined in the American Nurses Association is the provision of funds to enable the nurses to improve their education and training (Thompson, 2015). Nurses will be able to continue their education achieving advanced degrees, which is important in addressing the current diverse healthcare needs (Cherry, 2016). Since the healthcare needs are becoming more complex, it is important for nurses to also increase and improve their knowledge related to their practice. This will reduce the readmission rates as well as complications related to certain disease due to the inadequate training levels of most nurses (Cherry, 2016).
Most healthcare processes have adopted technology in their implementation, which is aimed at improving their outcomes. The integration of technology has enabled most healthcare processes to improve in their effectiveness (Cherry, 2016). With the nurses improving their knowledge, they are able to use modern and current processes, which will improve their performance and improve their job satisfaction. With easier ways of performing their roles, nurses are able to increase their interest in their profession, which will lead to the achievement of healthcare goals (Cherry, 2016).
References
Cherry, B. (2016). Contemporary nursing: Issues, trends, & management. St. Louis, Mosby.

Thompson, T. (2015). The Affordable Care Act. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Green Haven Press.