Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Ambulatory Nursing at Fletcher Allen
Ambulatory nursing is, in many ways, charting a new course in health care. Because health care doesn’t just take place in the hospital, RNs are moving wherever it is needed.
Ambulatory nursing may be different, but it is no less professionally challenging than acute care, hospital-based nursing. At Fletcher Allen, ambulatory care settings are diverse and multifaceted, requiring nurses who are highly skilled in patient assessment and who are able to implement a broad range of nursing interventions in a variety of settings.
As an academic medical center, Fletcher Allen offers ambulatory RN opportunities that are not available everywhere. All medical specialties at Fletcher Allen need ambulatory RNs, including:
- Surgery: Vascular Surgery, CT Surgery, Neurosurgery, Trauma, ENT, Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant, Urology and Surgical Oncology
- Medicine: Cancer Services, Pulmonology, Cardiology and Cardiac Rehab, Dermatology, Endocrinology, GI, Infectious Disease, Nephrology and Rheumatology
- Children’s: Primary Care, Endocrinology, GI, Rheumatology, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Neonatal Medicine and Development, Nephrology, Pulmonary, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Surgery and Neurology
- Women’s: OB GYN, GYN Oncology, GYN Services and Reproductive Medicine
- Anesthesia: Center for Pain Management
- Primary Care Internal Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Radiology: Interventional Radiology and Radiation Oncology
Many of these opportunities take place outside the hospital setting, often in outpatient clinics. Ambulatory RNs require strong clinical and advocacy skills to manage care in these complex organizational systems, being part of the hospital system but not located within the hospital itself.
The need for talented nurse leaders in ambulatory care ensures opportunities for professional growth at Fletcher Allen:
- Because all the physicians at Fletcher Allen are professors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and many nurses teach at the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the environment at Fletcher Allen is stimulating and offers many growth opportunities.
- An advantage of being at an academic medical center that is at the forefront of medical technology and research, you have opportunities to participate in research and education by teaching and mentoring.
- You can access the extensive Fletcher Allen nursing professional development and education programs, including training and internships.
- You can also take advantage of educational opportunities outside of Fletcher Allen and have access to tuition reimbursement programs.