ViewPoint is the official publication of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN).


Enhance your ambulatory care practice through this peer-reviewed, bimonthly publication.

ViewPoint is the official publication of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN). It is a peer-reviewed, bimonthly resource for nursing professionals.

You’ll learn about the latest information, trends, and current topics in ambulatory care nursing.

Regular features and columns include:

ViewPoint is peer reviewed by ambulatory care nursing experts and indexed in the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). It is distributed to members as a direct benefit of membership. Institutional subscriptions are available in the Online Store.

AAACN members may access ViewPoint in two ways. Member log in required.

Continuing Nursing Education

Free Nursing Continuing Education (NCPD) credit from ViewPoint articles is FREE to members. Non-members may purchase the articles (in pdf format) and CNE from the AAACN Online Library.

Interested in Writing for ViewPoint?

Enhance your professional growth by writing an article for ViewPoint.

We are interested in articles about:

  • A new initiative or practice at your facility.
  • Research findings of interest to the ambulatory care community.
  • Other topics pertinent to ambulatory care, telehealth, and care coordination/transition management.

We welcome you to submit your article to ViewPoint. Complete our author interest form and someone will contact you shortly.

Get an extra reward for your writing efforts. All published feature-length articles are considered for our annual Writer's Award. The winner receives complimentary registration to the AAACN Annual Conference! If you've been thinking about writing, this is a wonderful motivator.

Writer's Toolkit

Need help getting started with writing an article? You’ll find the following resources will help you and answer questions you may have.


Past issues of ViewPoint are available to view and/or download as a .pdf files for the past 10 years. If you need information regarding any past items contained in ViewPoint, please contact the National Office at 800-262-6877.

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Index of Articles


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Editorial Staff


Kitty Shulman, MSN, RN, AMB-BC

Editorial Board

  • Joan M. Paté, MS, BSN, RN-BC
  • Janis Tuxbury, DNP, RN
  • Tracy L. Weistreich, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
  • Stephanie G. Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC

Managing Editor

Kaytlyn Mroz, MA

Column Editors

  • AAACN Legislative Team (Health Policy Update)
  • Nurse-Sensitive Indicator Team (Nurse-Sensitive Indicator News)
  • Kathryn Koehne, DNP, RN-BC, C-TNP (Telehealth Trials & Triumphs)
  • Leslie K. Morris, MSN, RN (Safety Corner)
  • Karol DiBello, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN (Series on Leadership)
  • Stephanie G. Witwer, PhD, RN, NEA-BC (Care Coordination and Transition Management)
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