Future of Nursing and Healthcare

Future of Nursing and Healthcare

In preparation for the workshop, please consider the following questions:

  1. What is the cost of health care in the U.S.? What is the comparative value of the U.S. Healthcare System?
  2. Who pays for health care in the U.S.? Who should pay?
  3. Is individual access to health care a right or a privilege? Why?
  4. What, in your opinion, are the current U.S. Health Care System design shortfalls, if any? How would you re-design it, if needed? Who should be responsible for the re-design?
  5. What are the essential provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)? What impact do you think the PPACA will have on the U.S. Healthcare System? The U.S. economy?
  6. Which problems would Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) solve? Do you think ACOs present an effective solution to these problems?
  7. What role do registered nurses currently play within the U.S. Healthcare System? What role, in your opinion, should the RNs play? How effective is the RN profession? Is there a common voice among the nurses in the U.S.?
  8. What are the essential themes in the latest Institute of Medicine’s Report on the Future of Nursing? Do you agree with the Report’s findings?

Please be prepared to engage in a discussion around these questions and support your arguments. I look forward to facilitating this workshop.

Post your paper (following the attached rubric) here.


  • Learner provided 4 impact statements for the (PPACA), (ACO) and themes in the latest Institute of Medicine’s Report Throughout paper.
  • Demonstrated fundamental understanding integrating opinion into the paper and 100% correct APA in-text citations.
  • Proper use of key terms and concepts. Learner demonstrated the use of 3 professional peer reviewed or scholarly sources in support of position.
  • Learner demonstrated excellent fundamental knowledge, linked to criterion, with more than 150 words per question. Learner addresses each item and individual question 100% of the time with well-defined consideration and reasoning.
  • Fewer than 5 grammar/spelling errors
  • The reference list is formatted 90% correctly, according to the APA 7th edition.