NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :
• Minimum Education required
• Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
• Professional Organization
Ambulatory Care Nurse A specialty often dealing with outpatients and practiced out of varying venues , including health clinics , physicians ’ offices , urgent care centers , and even patient homes . Nurses are generally responsible for directing and managing a patient ’ s overall treatment and also dealing with telehealth consultations .
• RN , BSN , or ASN / ADN ( BSN or MSN encouraged )
• Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification
• 2 years as a full-time RN ; for certification : 2,000 hours clinical / practice in ambulatory care and / or telehealth nursing within the last 3 years ; 30 hrs of CE in ambulatory care and / or telehealth nursing in the last 3 years .
• Ambulatory care centers , outpatient surgery centers , home healthcare , physician offices , military service , schools , retail clinics , correctional facilities , community health settings
Air and Transport Nurse A fast-paced environment that requires experienced nurses to make critical care decisions quickly , under often-chaotic circumstances , and requires knowledge of a diverse range of clients and corresponding age-appropriate trauma and emergency care .
• BSN , or ASN / ADN
• Certified Transport Registered Nurse or Certified Flight Registered Nurse certifications
• 2 years recommended , but not required
• CTRN or CFRN with recommended certifications : Paramedic certification , BLS , ACLS , NRP , TNCC , PALS
• Hospitals , disaster teams , private companies , airlines , or the military
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