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Report Identifies Top New Roles for Nurses in ACA Era

The California Institute for Nursing and Health Care (CINHC) has released a new report titled Nurse Role Exploration Project: The Affordable Care Act and New Nursing Roles, identifying top new roles for registered nurses (RNs) in the era of health care reform. The paper, funded by a grant from the California Wellness Foundation, is the result of nine months of research and collaboration with leaders in health care across the state. The top new roles identified as most important for RNs to meet rapidly expanding demand for health care services in California are care coordinator, faculty team leader, informatics specialist, nurse/family cooperative facilitator and primary care provider. The report and CINHC’s press release about the project are attached.