The Scope and Standards of Practice for Professional Ambulatory Care Nursing explicitly identifies and defines ambulatory nursing practice in outpatient settings. The first formal Scope of Practice statement contains a definition of ambulatory care practice, an expanded conceptual framework, the characteristics of the practice, the roles of professional ambulatory care nurses, and the trends and issues in ambulatory care settings and nursing practice. The 8th edition contains sixteen standards re-categorized into two major classifications: the nursing process and professional performance standards. Each standard contains distinct measurement criteria to clarify the domains of practice of clinical and administrative practice. This edition also contains a glossary of terms, references and recommended additional readings. This resource provides an invaluable guide for ambulatory care settings to guide nursing competencies, improve or create policies, procedures and standards, train and orient staff, create clinical, telehealth and administrative job descriptions, and plan for regulatory agency surveys. It will also assist registered nurses to prepare for the ambulatory care nursing certification examination.