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Job Description Of An Ambulatory Nurse

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In short, an Ambulatory Nurse is a Registered Nurse with  extensive knowledge in a wide range of health sciences. Clinical expertise is a must if you want to become an Ambulatory Nurse.

All Nurses, no matter what the specialty is, use the information given and seen to determine treatment for a patient in a safe manner. Ambulatory Nurses are no exception. It is important to possess critical reasoning and perceptive judgment in order to establish the best approach for each patient.

Ambulatory nurses care for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Families
  • Caregivers
  • Groups
  • Populations
  • Communities

Work Setting For Ambulatory Nurses

Ambulatory Nurses can work in a wide range of settings. Those settings include:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Medical practices
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Diagnostic procedure centers
  • Telehealth services
  • University/community hospital clinics
  • Military settings
  • Veteran settings
  • Nurse-managed clinics
  • Managed care organizations
  • College and educational settings
  • Free standing community facilities
  • Care coordination organization
  • Patient homes

Ambulatory Nurses not only work with patients face-to-face, but also in telecommuting settings. This enables the Nurse and the patient to establish a long-term relationship.

The education of an Ambulatory Nurse is never done. You will always be learning and taking courses to stay up-to-date on the procedures and equipment. As with any Nursing specialty, the best place to begin your career as an Ambulatory Nurse is by becoming a Registered Nurse.