Ambulatory care education: Preparing nurses for the future of healthcare

Caroline Varner Coburn, Deena Gilland, Melissa Owen, Angela Amar

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In the current healthcare environment, ambulatory care nursing is increasingly recognized as an efficient and effective way of collaborating with clients to improve health outcomes and to focus on prevention. Nursing skills in ambulatory care are both valuable and necessary. However, few undergraduate nursing programs provide content on ambulatory care or significant clinical experience outside the context of an acute care setting. To meet this gap in education, a baccalaureate undergraduate course in ambulatory care nursing was created to address the growing need for RNs in this field. In collaboration with affiliated healthcare systems, this course provides the knowledge and skills needed to enable new RNs to enter this challenging and rapidly changing specialty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalNurse Education Today
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • Ambulatory care nursing
  • Baccalaureate nursing education
  • Education curriculum
  • Primary care nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing
  • Education


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