The 4th edition of the Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing
presents a comprehensive reference to support the mission of the American
Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN): “To advance the art and science of
ambulatory care nursing.” The 20 chapters of this enhanced curriculum will
further drive the development and recognition of the rapidly growing specialty
of ambulatory care nursing.
The Core Curriculum, 4th edition has been organized and
expanded to address the educational needs of experienced nurses or those new to
the specialty, as well as to provide a review for those seeking specialty
certification as an ambulatory care nurse.
New features of the 4th edition
• New and reconfigured chapters that address ambulatory care nursing
professional communication, procedures and technical skills, leadership,
nurse-sensitive indicators, and care coordination and transition management.
• Expanded content on telehealth technologies, interventions for health
promotion and disease
prevention, and needs of special populations at end-of-life and in
sedated and surgical
• New content on emerging clinical issues which may be observed by
nurses in almost any
ambulatory care setting, such as pain management, dementia, opioid
re-emerging vaccine-preventable infectious diseases.
Over 30 CNE contact hours are available and are free to AAACN members.
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