Health care policy at both the state and national levels is critical to the practice of nurses, especially advanced practice nurses. In particular, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has had a major impact on the health of U.S. citizens, on the practice of physicians and advanced practice nurses, and on the entire health care environment. In addition, The Future of Nursing, a landmark IOM report about nursing, will be influential in years to come. Consider both events vital to advanced practice nurses and become acutely familiar with the details of the ACA legislation and the IOM report.
The health care policy “Disease Prevention/Health Promotion Initiatives” you select for your paper must be well-researched with current evidence from several sources.