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Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Review

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Course Description

The Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam Review is designed to prepare those nurses working in ambulatory care to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s exam. Ambulatory Care Nursing encompasses all practice settings of Ambulatory Care including, but not limited to, outpatient surgery, office settings, clinics and primary care settings. The course content is based on the exam blueprint provided by ANCC.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the Ambulatory Care Nursing Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Test-Taking Information
    It’s All About You
  • Professional Issues (22%)
    Overview of Ambulatory Care Nursing | Advocacy for Ambulatory Care Nursing | Leadership Styles | Mentoring, Precepting, Coaching | Delegating | Legal and Regulatory
  • Clinical Practice (34%)
    Nursing Process in the Ambulatory Setting | Rapid Assessment | Care Management and Disease Management | Medication Management: Unapproved Abbreviations, Verbal Orders, Safety | Complementary and Alternative Medications and Treatment | Drug-Seeking Behaviors

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Clinical Practice (cont.)
    Consent and Universal Protocol | Specimens | Care Across the Lifespan
  • Systems (10.67%)
    Operations and Fiscal Management | Evidence-Based Practice | Performance Improvement | Quality Monitors | Sterilization and Disinfection
  • Communication (19.33%)
    Interpersonal Skills | Cultural Competence | Communication Barriers | Telephone and Multimedia Communication
  • Education (14%)
    Health Literacy | Modes of Educational Delivery | Hand-Off Communication | Health Promotion and Disease Prevention