Board Certified in Ambulatory care nursing?

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    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 Practice Office Nursing or something different entirely?

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    Did you ever find an answer to the question about certification in Ambulatory Care Nursing? I'm interested. Thanks.
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    If you are talking about perianesthesia nursing and nursing in Ambulatory Care settings, such as same day surgery, you may want to check out www.aspan.org, which is the American Society of Perianesthesia Nursing site. Good luck!
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    Quote from SHELLYBELLYRN
    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 Practice Office Nursing or something different entirely?
    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.
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    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?
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    Anyone interested in obtaining CPAN or CAPA certification should visit the website for ABPANC (the certifying board) at www.cpancapa.org to obtain application and information on requirements.

    Susan
    CAPA since 1994 (Original exam)
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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?
    Oh my goodness! Do we work at the same clinic??? The RNs in our clinci have been discussing this very issue. It is getting absolutely ridiculous. I was suggesting that we set up some PAs that are partially filled out. Any how...no end in sight...yet!

    M
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    if you want certification in OR try CNOR ---www.aorn.org will explain how to go about it. Good LUCK.
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    Quote from vjohnsonrn
    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.
    what is the certification you obtained called? Thanks


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