Examine changes introduced to reform or restructure the U.S. health care delivery system. In a 1,000 word paper, discuss action taken for reform and restructuring and the role of the nurse within this changing environment.

Include the following:

  1. Outline a current or emerging health care law or federal regulation introduced to reform or restructure some aspect of the health care delivery system. Describe the effect of this on nursing practice and the nurse’s role and responsibility.
  2. Discuss how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes. Explain how these affect nursing practice and describe the expectations and responsibilities of the nursing role in these situations.
  3. Discuss professional nursing leadership and management roles that have arisen and how they are important in responding to emerging trends and in the promotion of patient safety and quality care in diverse health care settings.
  4. Research emerging trends. Predict two ways in which the practice of nursing and nursing roles will grow or transform within the next five years to respond to upcoming trends or predicted issues in health care.

You are required to cite to a minimum of three sources to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the last 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and relevant to nursing practice.  

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion. 

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance. 

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
NRS-440VN NRS-440VN-OL191 Health Care Delivery Models and Nursing Practice 165.0
Criteria Percentage Unsatisfactory (0.00%) Less Than Satisfactory (75.00%) Satisfactory (79.00%) Good (89.00%) Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Content 80.0%
Current or Emerging Health Care Law or Federal Regulation and Effect on Nursing Practice, Role and Responsibility 20.0% Emerging health care law or federal regulation is omitted. The law or regulation presented is not relevant to health care. Emerging health care law or federal regulation is incomplete. Effect on nursing practice and nurse role and responsibility is partially described. Emerging health care law or federal regulation, and effect on nursing practice and the nurse role, and responsibility is summarized. There are some inaccuracies. Emerging health care law or federal regulation, and effect on nursing practice and the nurse role, and responsibility is described. Some information or detail is needed for clarity. Discussion on emerging health care law or federal regulation, and effect on nursing practice and the nurse role, and responsibility is well-developed.
Quality Measures Pay for Performance, Patient Outcomes, and Effect on Nursing Practice 20.0% Discussion on how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes, and how they affect nursing practice, expectations, and responsibilities of the nursing role, is omitted. Discussion on how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes, and how they affect nursing practice, expectations, and responsibilities of the nursing role, is incomplete. Summary on how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes, and how they affect nursing practice, expectations, and responsibilities of the nursing role, is presented. There are inaccuracies or slight omissions. Discussion on how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes, and how they affect nursing practice, expectations, and responsibilities of the nursing role, is presented. Some information is needed for clarity. A thorough and insightful discussion on how quality measures and pay for performance affect patient outcomes, and how they affect nursing practice, expectations, and responsibilities of the nursing role, is presented.
Professional Nursing Leadership and Management Roles 20.0% Discussion on professional nursing leadership and management roles and the imporantance of these roles in responding to emerging

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