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AAACN 37th Annual Conference 2012

222-223 - In-Brief Sessions: Transitioning to Ambulatory Care: What the New or Not-So-New Nurse Needs to Know; Ambulatory RN Residency Program

May 3, 2012 9:30am ‐ May 3, 2012 10:45am


What the New or Not-So-New Nurse Needs to Know: This session is for nurses who are new to ambulatory nursing in an outpatient practice or clinic environment. Administrative, quality, and clinical aspects of day-to-day management of an ambulatory practice are reviewed including use of cycle-time metrics to assess workflow efficiency. Basic data analysis using fundamental volume indicators is demonstrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the major concepts of the changing paradigm in healthcare today.
  • Restate key characteristics in the physical and clinical ambulatory environment of care.
  • Review availability of ambulatory-specific resources from the CDC.

Ambulatory RN Residency Program: The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommendation 3 supports the development of RN residency programs for new graduate RNs, recent RN graduates from an advanced practice program, and RNs new to a specialty. This discussion provides an opportunity to learn about a structured professional approach to improving ambulatory nursing practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the need for an ambulatory residency program for new graduates and RNs new to the ambulatory specialty.
  • Describe the program components of an ambulatory residency program.


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