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Nurses with Advanced Degrees to Play Key Role in Transforming Health Care System Beyond 2010
San Francisco Chronicle

More than three million nursing professionals will play a vital role in transforming the U.S. health care system to attain the objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act - legislation that represents the broadest health care overhaul since the creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. As more hospitals seek to earn the coveted Magnet recognition where nursing delivers excellent patient outcomes, many hospitals have already begun requiring that nurses either return to school for their bachelor’s degree or have a BSN before applying.