By SEAN HIGGINS   10/26/15 12:01 AM - Add registered nurses to the list of people getting headaches from Obamacare.

The new law is accelerating a push toward requiring them to have higher-level education. Many nurses find that it isn’t easy to get a job without a four-year degree, which traditionally they haven’t needed.

“You do have hospitals increasingly expecting that nurses have at least a [bachelor's] degree,” said Diana Mason, former president of the American Academy of Nursing. “The Affordable Care Act is raising the bar.”

Center’s recent Medical Care journal article and Peter Buerhaus are quoted.

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