Modern professional ambulatory care nursing is a unique domain of specialty nursing practice that focuses on health care for individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. Ambulatory care nurses practice in settings distinctive from other nurses.
Ambulatory care nursing is typified by registered nurses caring for high volumes of patients in short periods of time, often dealing with issues in each encounter that can be unpredictable. These encounters encompass both collaborative and RN-independent activities. In collaboration with other health care professionals, ambulatory care RNs address patients’ wellness, acute illnesses, chronic diseases, disabilities and end-of-life needs.
UK HealthCare has over 100 unique ambulatory clinics serving patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly.