Ambulatory Care Nursing

Learn How to Become an Ambulatory Care Nurse

Ambulatory care nurses are those who work in outpatient settings. They often see many patients in a short period and must be prepared to handle myriad issues, from simple preventative care to pain management, chronic injuries, serious illness, and support of the dying.

Preparation Path

  • Get your BSN
  • Pass the NCLEX and become an RN
  • Earn your ACN certification

Annual Salary Range
$64,900 – 82,200

Typical Tasks

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

Employment Settings

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



Education Requirements


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