Online Education | Ambulatory Care Nursing 2015

Title & description


Course DescriptionOnline education for ambulatory care.

Nurses in ambulatory care have diverse roles, serve unique groups of patients and require specialized clinical and management skills. This online course is designed for those who practice in a wide variety of settings, including large and small clinics, physician offices, home health, long term care, public health, community health, occupational health, school health, college health, military health, specialty clinics and other outpatient settings. Session goals are to strengthen the practice of nursing, promote innovation and create seamless systems for patients and communities. 


What conference attendees said about Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference 2015:

Excellent speakers!

I learned a lot. I am so happy that I had the opportunity to attend this conference. The content and information were excellent and very helpful.

The conference provided excellent updates that included valuable nursing knowledge and interventions. The range of topics were very comprehensive and applicable to my setting as a Care Manager Certified.


Lectures were recorded in April 2015 at a conference in Seattle, Washington provided by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

Publish Date: September 13, 2015. This course will be available for three years from this date.


Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and other interested healthcare professionals.


Learning objectives

After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss updated information related to the clinical assessment, nursing management and prevention of common health problems seen in ambulatory care settings.
  2. Describe strategies for dealing with administrative and management issues.
  3. Describe strategies that promote professional development, including transition into new nursing roles in the ambulatory setting.

Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluations. 

After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   


  • Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC
    Clinical Nurse Educator, Nursing Staff Development, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  • Kate Bracy, MS, RN, ARNP 
    Nursing Staff Development Specialist, Public Health-Seattle & King County
  • Rebecca Burch, MPA, BS 
    Manager of Special Initiatives, Office of Health Innovation and Reform, Division of Policy, Planning and Performance, Washington State Health Care Authority
  • Rebecca Dubin, BSN, RN 
    Immunization Public Health Nurse, Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunizations, Public Health-Seattle & King County
  • Sue Grinnell, MPH, BS 
    Special Assistant, Health Transformation and Innovation, Washington State Dept of Health, Olympia
  • Jennifer Kapur, PharmD
    Pharmacist, Ambulatory Pharmacy, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
  • Karen Kilian, MN, ARNP, CCRN 
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care/Emergency Department, Seattle Children’s
  • Ellyn Lee, MD, FACP
    Director of Palliative Care, Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle
  • Maureen McDonald, MSN, RN, CWCN 
    Clinical Nurse Specialist, Group Health Consultative Wound Team, Seattle
  • Kelly Paananen, MN, ARNP 
    Director of Healthcare Specialists, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
  • Kristen M. Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Dean and Professor, Seattle University College of Nursing, Seattle
  • Subbulaxmi Trikudanathan, MD, MRCP, MMSc
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolism, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  • Jay Wellington, MSW, LICSW 
    Clinical Social Worker and Social Work Supervisor, UW Neighborhood Clinics, Kent


Planning Committee

  • Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC 
    Clinical Nurse Educator, Nursing Staff Development, UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  • Susan Allen, BSN, RN 
    Clinical Practice Specialist, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle
  • Kerri Black, BSN, RN-BC 
    Professional Development Specialist, Clinic Network, VMC
  • Kate Bracy, MS, RN, ARNP 
    Nursing Staff Development Specialist, Public Health-Seattle & King County
  • Nancy Campbell, BSN, RN 
    Clinical Coordinator, Day Surgery, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle
  • Amy Christian, MSN, RN, OCN 
    Manager, Swedish Cancer Institute Issaquah and Eastside Oncology
  • Natalie Conner, MS, RN-BC 
    Nurse Manager, Health Sciences Immunization Program, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Preventive Health, Seattle
  • Sally Cramer, BSN, RN 
    Staff Nurse, Neurosurgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
  • Christine Espina, DNP, MN, RN 
    Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Suzanne Goset, BA, ASN, RN 
    Clinical Educator, The Everett Clinic, Everett
  • Val Gossing, MSN, FNP-C, ARNP 
    Clinical Trainer and Project Manager, Pacific Medical Centers, Seattle
  • Beverly Hagar, BSN, RN, COHN-S 
    Employee Health Supervisor, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
  • Sallie Davis Kirsch, PhD, RN 
    Director, Ambulatory Quality and Clinical Practice, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
  • Sherri McDonald, MPA, RN 
    Public Health Nurse and Administrator (retired), Public Health; Independent Consultant, McDonald Consulting
  • Kathy Mertens, MN, MPH, RN 
    Director, Clinical Care Systems, Ambulatory & Allied Care Services, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
  • Jaime Navetta, MN, RN, CNE 
    Associate Director and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
  • Virginia Ramos, RN, ASN, BSBM 
    Clinical Care Teams Manager and Infection Control Nurse, Sea Mar Community Health Center, Seattle

Disclosure Information

UWCNE Accreditation Information

Course format 
Audio and Video
Time & place
Start and expiration dates 
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 12:00am - Friday, September 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
Price: $120.00
Available credit
  • 11.10 Contact hours
  • 3.40 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level