First of all, read about Ambulatory Nursing in the link below:
What is Ambulatory Nursing?
Secondly, ambulatory nursing will be occurring after surgery in the PACU - "Post-Anesthesia Care Unit"
I was drawn to this nursing specialty since I could be in acute care without working holidays and weekends. This job also kept me up to date on critical skills.
[In addition to a BSN degree], I prepared for this career through critical care courses, ACLS, PALS, and PACU studies.
Maher says, "What I like most about my career in ambulatory surgery PACU is the opportunity to teach patients. I also like the rapid turnover of patients (thus being able to help more people)."
The biggest challenge in this nursing specialty is keeping up to date!!
Anyone interested in this career should study about critical care patients. Remember that you will be in charge (literally) of their lives until they wake up and are able to do things for themselves.
I retired after working 40 years at the same facility. I am enjoying life with family and friends!