Evolving Practice of Nursing and Patient Care Delivery Models
As the country focuses on the restructuring of the U.S. health care delivery system, nurses will
continue to play an important role. It is expected that more and more nursing jobs will become
available out in the community, and fewer will be available in acute care hospitals.
1. Write an informal presentation (500-700 words) to educate nurses about how the practice of nursing
is expected to grow and change. Include the concepts of continuity or continuum of care, accountable
care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and nurse-managed health clinics. Share your presentation with
nurse colleagues on your unit or department and ask them to offer their impressions of the anticipated
changes to health care delivery and the new role of nurses in hospital settings, communities, clinics,
and medical homes.
2. In 800-1,000 words summarize the feedback shared by three nurse colleagues and discuss whether their
impressions are consistent with what you have researched about health reform.
3. A minimum of three scholarly references are required for this assignment.