Ambulatory Certification Review Course

AAACN's Ambulatory Certification Review Course is offered in the following options:

The course provides an overview of the potential content that may be tested on the ambulatory care nursing certification exam.

It is a valuable opportunity to reinforce your knowledge of ambulatory care, identify your weak areas, and learn new information. All topics are offered in an interactive, case problem-solving style to enhance critical thinking.

Course content is based on the Test Content Outline for the ambulatory care nursing certification exam. The target audience is the RN interested in taking the exam, nurses transitioning into ambulatory care, or those who need a refresher of the ambulatory care nursing specialty.

This course does NOT grant certification in ambulatory care nursing.

Host a Certification Review Course at Your Location

If you have a group of nurses who are preparing for certification, you may want to host a course at your facility. We will work closely with the practice facilities to customize the logistics of the course as much as possible.

Download the Certification Review Course Hosting Fact Sheet .

Purchase Group Access for the Course

Facilities may purchase Group Access for this course at a discounted rate to groups of 10+ via AAACN’s Online Library at $100 per user. A Group Access purchase permits access to audio content, Power Point slides, and CNE posttest offering 7.9 contact hours via the Online Library for each participant.

Download the Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Course Group Access purchase form (PDF) or (DOC).

*Contact hours based on a 60 minute contact hour.

Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Focused CE Series

Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Focused CE Series - Focused CE Series

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:59 AM (EDT)

E. Mary Johnson
E. Mary Johnson, BSN, RN-BC, NE-BC Susan M. Paschke, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC

In collaboration with, AAACN is pleased to offer another alternative to nurses preparing for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Ambulatory Care Nursing certification exam and nurses new to ambulatory care who would like to increase their knowledge in this specialty area.

The program combines online education with webinars to provide you with a study choice that fits your learning needs and schedule, and is aligned with the core elements of the certification exam. 

What is a Focused CE Series?

The Focused CE Series is a blended learning model that combines weekly online CE course readings, weekly webinar presentations, and an online forum for information exchange and networking with peers. The webinars are provided by nationally known ambulatory care nursing experts and you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home or office. This series will be taught by the instructors for the AAACN Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Course.

The webinars are divided into five topic areas:

  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Clinical Practice: Plan of Care and Care Management
  • Clinical Assessment, Telehealth and Telephone Triage
  • Medication Management, Systems, Quality Management and Operations
  • Professional, Legal and Ethical Issues

Cost and Registration Details

AAACN Members:
Visit the Member Savings area to see the agenda, learn about the speakers , CE credit, FAQs, and to register for the course at the reduced rate using the unique link provided. NOTE: you will be prompted to log in to your AAACN member account (if you are not already) to view this page.

Visit the agenda to learn about the speakers, CE credit, FAQs, and to register for the course.

Not an AAACN member? Join --> today to be eligible to register at the member price! educational events are provided by OnCourse Learning (a Relias, LLC company).

In support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


For the Certification Review Course (in the first tab above):

"I personally found the Certification Review course the most helpful. While providing an opportunity for continuing education credits, it gave me focus on what to study. Having a pediatric background, it assisted me with much of the adult content. I drilled the booklet of review questions over and over. After a while, I was able to ascertain exactly what was being asked, how to think more about nursing interventions, apply critical thinking instead of just regurgitating facts, and strengthen areas of weakness. I used the Core to read up on content where I lacked confidence.

Given by AAACN member:
Jean Frisone BSN, RN-BC, CPN
Staff Nurse
Ask Children's/Children's After Hours
Akron Children's Hospital
Akron, Ohio
Passed the exam in 2015

“The review course was a good jumping point to direct study.  I also purchased the Core Curriculum and the Review Questions texts, which helped me identify the things I needed to review.  I am a specialty/subspecialty nurse, so the clinical content far-removed from my field made me a bit nervous.  I felt the test was similar to most tests now in terms of verbiage, looking for critical thinking, etc.”

Given by:
Mary Smith, BSN, RN-BC, C-EFM
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Il
Passed the exam June, 2015

"I attended the Ambulatory Care Nursing Certification Review Course in May 2014 at the conference. I am very happy with that experience. I took my exam on July 20th and passed. Thanks so much for making the Review Course available. I have told all of my friends about the workshop and anticipate many of them will be attending one in the future!"

Given by AAACN member:
Amy Mekan, MSN, RN-BC
Bernie, MO
Passed the exam July, 2014

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This educational activity is jointly provided by AAACN and Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP5366.

AAACN urges all participants to be aware of the CE requirement for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license. RNs with a California license must retain the CNE certificate for a period of 4 years after the course is completed.