Ambulatory Care Nurse Certification

Posted by Rinto on Monday, February 22, 2010

Ambulatory Care Nurse certification- Nursing Certification. The Ambulatory Care Nurse certification is specialization in nursing care to those patients who are seen in the ambulatory setting such as community-based clinic, hospital clinic, private doctor's office, or school setting. Ambulatory care nurse will provide a wide range of nursing interventions for patients because of the diverse range of medical problems that are encountered in these settings.

The applicant must be a licensed Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree or diploma from an accredited 2-year RN program. The RN must have worked at least 2 years in a full-time capacity as an ambulatory care nurse, with at least 2,000 hours within the past 3 years. In addition, at least 30 hours of continuing education hours should have been completed in ambulatory care nursing over the past 3years.

The certification exam for ambulatory care nurse offered throughout the year at test centers throughout the United States. The RN has 90 days to take the exam after receiving the test ticket. The cost to take the exam is $ 230 for members of the American Nurses Association (ANA) and $ 370 for non-members.

For more deatail information regarding the Ambulatory Care certification for the Associate Degree or diploma RN, please go to www.nursingworld.org or www.nursecredentialing.org, or visit the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing.