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Ambulatory Care Nurse

What does an ambulatory care nurse do?

An ambulatory care nurse generally overseas patient care in regard to chronic injuries or illnesses. They can provide triage, case management, and medical screening. The goal in this position is to help patients restore ability to work and live independently.

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How to Become a Nurse of Ambulatory Care

To become an ambulatory care nurse, you must hold a registered nurse license (RN) in the states or territory that you work. An associates degree of nursing or a bachelors degree of nursing also certainly will prepare you for a field in the career.

The American Academy of ambulatory Care Nursing offers a certification exam that will also be an excellent preparation for a career in the field. The exam is available to individuals holding a current, active RN license, and have practiced at least two years full-time as a registered nurse. They must also have 2000 hours of clinical practice in ambulatory care and 30 hours of continuing education in ambulatory care nursing

Where to Get an Ambulatory Care Nursing Degree

Some of the best online nursing programs and nursing certification programs can be found through Kaplan University, Grand Canyon University, Western Governors University, and Liberty University online. Ambulatory care is often included as a concentration option in bachelor and Masters level nursing programs.

Salary for Ambulatory Care Nurse

Salary is based on several key factors. The location and industry of your job will play a role. Your degree and experience in the field will also influence your salary potential.  Pay for an outpatient care are and that is around $62,000 per year. Lower salaries (around $45,000) are expected for those without a bachelors degree. With a bachelors or masters degree, salary can range around $79,000 per year.