ViewPoint Newsletter

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

The publication is dedicated to presenting up-to-date information on current topics in ambulatory care nursing and telehealth nursing practice. ViewPoint also provides a forum for communication between the AAACN Board of Directors and association members. 

AAACN Members - Access Current and Past Issues of ViewPoint Online by logging into their accounts.

ViewPoint is distributed to members as a direct benefit of membership. Institutional subscriptions are available for purchase in the Online Store.

Regular Features


Review ViewPoint Index of Articles - an alphabetical listing of articles by topic.

Interested in Writing for ViewPoint?

If you have an article about a new initiative or practice at your facility, research of interest to the ambulatory care community, or another topic of interest to ambulatory care and telehealth nurses, please consider submitting your article to ViewPoint. Complete our author interest form and someone will contact you shortly.

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

Continuing Nursing Education

Continuing nursing education (CNE) credit from ViewPoint articles is FREE to members. Non-members may purchase the articles (in pdf format) and CNE from AAACN's Online Library.

To complete a ViewPoint CNE Evaluation:

  • Go to AAACN's Online Library.
  • Create a free account if you have not already done so.
  • If you are a member, verify your membership by clicking on the "Verify Membership" button.
  • Then, click on ViewPoint articles under "Other CE Opportunities" on the left hand side of the screen.


To place an ad in ViewPoint, email Tom Greene, Marketing Manager or phone at 856-256-2367.

More information about advertising is also available on our Sponsors page.

Editorial Staff


Kitty Shulman, MSN, RN-BC

Editorial Board

  • Sarah Muegge, MSN, RN
  • Joan M. Pate, MS, BSN, RN-BC
  • Janis Tuxbury, DNP, RN
  • Tracy Weistreich, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, VHA-CM

Managing Editor

Katie R. Rayburn, ELS

Editorial Coordinator

Joe Tonzelli

Board Liaison

Kathy Mertens, MN, MPH, RN

Column Editors

  • Kirsi Hayes, BSN, RN, and Lois Stauffer, MSN, RN-BC, CNL (Emerging Clinical Issues)
  • Kathryn Koehne, DNP, RN-BC, C-TNP (Telehealth Trials & Triumphs)
  • Sarah Muegge, MSN, RN (Safety Corner)
  • Joan M. Pate, MS, BSN, RN-BC (Sharpening Your Legal IQ; Series on Leadership)
  • AAACN Legislative Committee (Health Policy Update)
  • Editor Appointment Pending (Care Coordination and Transition Management)


Important Announcement from AAACN:

Visit the Official AAACN Annual Conference Website:


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The 2017 American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) 42nd Annual Conference will be repeating its stay at the New Orleans Marriott located on Canal Street in the French Quarter when we hold our 2017 conference in The Big Easy! Plan to join us for another fantastic education event on May 10-13, 2017 in New Orleans, LA! View the brochure.

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