Board Certified in Ambulatory care nursing? - page 2

I was reading a thread about certification and wondered if anyone was certified in Ambulatory Care Nursing. I would like to know more about what topics were covered.............specifically, is the material pertinent to Family... Read More

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    Certified Ambulatory Care Nurse from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

    it's valid for 5 yrs.
    Vjohnson RN
    Quote from lwlrn
    what is the certification you obtained called? Thanks

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    Quote from vjohnsonrn
    I have been working as an outpatient clinic nurse for the past 4 yrs and in the past year and a half have noticed the increase amount of time nursing spends on obtaining prior authorization for patient's medication and dealing with insurance companies. Is there anyone else who is just as frustrated as I am?
    There seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. The most frustrating thing is that not only does it take a lot of time, but there is no reimbursment for time spent doing it, meanwhile I am being taken away from doing real nursing task.
    Is anyone else having this issue in their clinic?
    We hired a person who was an unit clerk to assist with the paperwork. She was trained to do this job an has wonderful phone skills and always asks questions where things are not clear. A cheaper well trained alternative and it frees you up for the other tasks that really NEED you
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    I actually took the ambulatory certification exam last Oct. Some of it is common sense (ie ambulatory care standards, nursing standard and general clinical knowledge). However 25% of the questions focused on nursing research, outcomes and manage care issues, which I wasn't quite expecting. Nevertheless, I managed to do well on the exam. You may want to find out if you are qualified for a salary increase , once becoming certified. Unfortunately
    my institution does not offer an incentives.
    The material on the exam is family practice and primary care oriented.
    I will be taking the exam October 05. Can you give some specific examples
    focusing on the areas you mentioned. Congratulation. Thank You

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