Understanding the Affordable Care Act: What the Law Means for You

Aired on April 7, 2014

Webinar Overview

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and launch of the new Health Insurance Marketplace will lead to some complex changes to the healthcare delivery system. As a current nursing student, you may be wondering how this will affect you as an advanced practice registered nurse. Join this Webinar, led by Dr. Suzanne Miyamoto, to understand those changes and get your questions answered. Dr. Miyamoto will provide an overview of the law and how it impacts nursing practice and reference resources that are available to you.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/students/gnsa.


Webinar Speaker

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN
AACN Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy

Suzanne Miyamoto, PhD, RN is the Director of Government Affairs and Health Policy at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). AACN represents over 740 schools of nursing and serves as the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate education. With over a decade of policy experience, Dr. Miyamoto leads the association’s advocacy work focused on nursing education, research, and practice to promote a cost-effective and high quality healthcare system. Additionally, she is the convener for the Nursing Community, a coalition of 60 national professional nursing organizations that collaborate on a wide spectrum of healthcare and nursing policy issues. Dr. Miyamoto is an adjunct assistant professor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies as well as at the University of Maryland, School of Nursing. Prior to this, she held policy positions at the state and federal level with the National Institutes of Health and the State Commission on Patient Safety for the Michigan Health and Safety Coalition. She previously served as adjunct clinical assistant professor at the University of New Mexico, School of Nursing and as lecturer at the University of Michigan, School of Nursing. Dr. Miyamoto’s areas of research interest include healthcare policy, political advocacy, innovation and change, and the image of the nurse. Suzanne previously worked as a psychiatric nurse. Dr. Miyamoto received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Bachelors of Art in Psychology, Masters of Science in Nursing, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Suzanne is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Women in Government Relations, and the American Nurses Association.

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