Ambulatory Care Nursing

Becoming an Ambulatory Care Nurse

Ambulatory care nurses are those who work inĀ outpatientĀ settings. They often see a large number of patients in a short period of time and have to be prepared to handle a wide variety of issues, from simple preventative care to pain management, chronic injuries, serious illness and support of the dying. Some patients can be treated on the same day and discharged after the prescription advice and consultation.

Preparation Path

  • GET YOUR ASN OR BSN
  • PASS YOUR NCLEX AND BECOME AN RN
  • EARN YOUR ACN CERTIFICATION

$65,000 - $135,000

Annual Salary Range

Typical Tasks

  • Developing and administering pain management techniques to patients with chronic illnesses or injuries
  • Recommending ongoing treatments
  • Conducting medical screenings
  • Providing patient education

Education Requirements

ASN or BSN

Employment Settings

  • Healthcare facilities
  • Community clinics
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • Dialysis centers
  • Urgent care locations
  • Pain management centers
  • Individual homes
  • Primarily non-hospital settings

Certification

RN, ACN