The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

ThePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

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ThePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

Advancednursing education Section 5308 p (511)

Thesegment dwells on the scope of advanced education nursing grantprogram. That is aimed at ensuring that accredited midwiferyeducation programs are eligible for such subsidies (Gray &ampSullivan, 2011). The impact of this on the nursing practice is thatshortage of skilled personnel in the profession would be addressed toreduce strain on the existing staff. This would go a long way toimproving the quality of life of the patients. It will have greatsignificance for the nursing practitioners as they will be moreproduction. This would, in turn, ensure that they give more attentionto the patient and there the general quality of the service in thehealth care centers would be enhanced.

Theprogram would ensure that nurses can acquire more advanced skills sothat they strengthen their competence as they practice. This wouldimply that the patients under their care benefit from better andadvanced care that would improve their health in general. Morespecialized care would be realized based on the acquisition of moreadvanced skills y the midwives. Skills transfer would also beenhanced as the midwives who benefit from the programs would pass onthe skills to their peers and colleagues who would uplift the qualityof services (Kansas Health Policy Authority, KGI Online Library &ampKansas.2010). However, there is likely to be an issue of lack ofdiversity in the recipients of the program as the section of theprogram does not address. That could create a problem in the nursingpractice if segments of the population felt left out in the awardingof the training opportunities.

Nursingloan program.-SECTION 5202 P439

Thissection provides the latest information on loan amounts for thenursing student loan program. It specifies that after 2012, thesecretary is at liberty to make adjustments to the loan amount basedon increases in the cost of attendance (Gray &amp Sullivan, 2011).

Oneof the significant impacts of the provision is it would ensure thenursing students do not drop out of school due to lack of necessaryfunds. That is a great boost to the health care sector as it providesa continuous supply of qualified personnel to the nursing profession.The medical industry would, therefore, benefit from the services ofexpertise that have been equipped with the latest knowledge andskills so that they provide the changing needs and care for patients.With the updates of the loan amounts, nursing students would be ableto access specialized training programs and hence acquire specialskills which may not be available in traditional programs.

Italso implies that the changing training needs would be appropriatelycatered. This is informed by the fact that the secretary could makeany necessary increases in loans to suit the training requirements ofthe nursing student. The increase in the number of trained nurseswould have an overall effect of improving the quality of health care.Nursing students would also be more motivated as they pursuedifferent disciplines in their lines of endeavor.

Inconclusion, advanced nursing education would provide the nurses withhighly specialized skills that would enable the take better care ofthe American patients. Skills transfer would also have the generaleffect of enhancing skills among the midwives. The nursing studentswould also be guaranteed to complete their education informed byupdates of loan amounts for training programs. With all theseefforts, PPACA would indeed achieve its objectives of a healthier andproductive nation as set out in the objectives.


Gray,B. J., &amp Sullivan, K. C. (2011). Provisionsin the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).New York: Nova Science Publisher`s, Inc.

KansasHealth Policy Authority., KGI Online Library. &amp Kansas. (2010).[PPACAStatutory Language on Essential Benefits Package].Topeka, Kansas: Kansas Health Policy Authority.