79). Not only that, but at the level of the school, it can be particularly difficult for faculty to agree on what the curriculum should be. According to Keating (2010), “[I]nstitutional approvals [must be] obtained for nursing program curriculum…” (pp. 40).
Healthcare is becoming increasingly difficult to manage, in terms of payers, payees, and billers. According to Smyth (2005), “[P]olicy makers [should] better appreciate the complexity of health care” (pp. 156). People are struggling to pay for their medications, and this is one area that nursing curricula often overlooks: medication management.
Changes and demands in health care continue to skyrocket, as curricula change in response. Apparently, the numbers of people who use healthcare services is increasing. According to Tucker (2010), one of “…of the nonprice determinants that can change the demand for health care…” are the number of buyers (pp. 127).
Health care curricula in nursing programs are constantly changing due to government regulations, the healthcare industry becoming much, much more complex, and the changes and increasing demands in health