#5: This is an optional post but will count as a substantive
#5: This is an optional post but will count as a substantive post for this weeks discussion. Describe a policy related issue that is currently in debate within the nursing profession #6: This is an optional discussion for this week but will be counted towards this weeks discussion. Many experts say that nurses need to play a key role in accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs were introduced in January, 2012 as a component of the Affordable Care Act. Identify the role(s) that nurses will play in these organizations.