Ambulatory Care Nursing

Learn How to Become an Ambulatory Care Nurse

Ambulatory care nurses are those who work in outpatient settings. They often see many patients in a short period and must be prepared to handle myriad issues, from simple preventative care to pain management, chronic injuries, serious illness, and support of the dying.

Preparation Path

Get your BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Earn your ACN certification

Typical Tasks

  • Developing and administering pain management techniques to patients with chronic illnesses or injuries
  • Recommending ongoing treatments
  • Conducting medical screenings
  • Providing patient education

Employment Settings

  • Health care facilities
  • Community clinics
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • Dialysis centers
  • Urgent care locations
  • Pain management centers
  • Individual homes
  • Primarily non-hospital settings

Annual Salary Range

$67,000 – $85,000

Education Requirements


Certifications Needed


Ready to start your path to becoming an ambulatory care nurse?