Let’s Celebrate Ambulatory Care Nursing

On episode 460 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing and healthcare career podcast, Keith interviews Andrea Petrovanie Greene, RN, MSN, AMB-BC, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Ambulatory Care Nurses (AAACN). With this episode being released during Ambulatory Care Nurses Week, it is an auspicious time to discuss the how a satisfying and successful career can be built on the foundation of the plethora of roles available to nurses in the non-acute care space. Since Keith’s entire nursing career has been in the realm of ambulatory nursing, he is especially interested in promoting this frequently ignored area of nursing career opportunities.

Andrea began her Naval career as a Nurse Corps Officer at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Bethesda where she served as a staff nurse and subsequent Charge Nurse, Medical-Surgical Ward and Division Officer, Orthopedics Clinic from 1993 to 1998. In 1998, she transferred to Naval Medical Clinic Annapolis where she served as Assistant Department Head, Pediatrics and Specialty Clinics. Following this assignment, she assumed the duties as Division Officer, Family Practice Clinic and Detainee Screening Nurse, U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 2001 to 2002.

Ms. Petrovanie Greene retired in May 2023 after serving 30 years of honorable and faithful service as a Nurse Corps Officer, United States Navy.  Her last assignment she served as Special Assistant, Clinical Quality Management at the Naval Health Clinic Hawaii where she led the command to achieving an unprecedented “zero” clinical findings during the triennial Joint Commission survey. A native of Trinidad and Tobago, she enlisted in the Navy through the Bachelor Degree Completion Program in 1991. In 1993 she graduated from Wagner College, Staten Island, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and was commissioned an Ensign in the United States Navy.

Andrea is a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, AMSUS The Society of Federal Health Professionals, American Academy of Healthcare Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the National Naval Officers Association Life member. Her personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards), and other personal and service ribbons. Andrea is married to Darryl Green who is a Health Care Administrator and Captain in the US Navy.

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Nurse Keith is a holistic career coach for nurses, professional podcaster, published author, award-winning blogger, inspiring keynote speaker, and successful nurse entrepreneur. Connect with Nurse Keith at NurseKeith.com, and on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Nurse Keith lives in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with his lovely fiancée, Shada McKenzie, a highly gifted traditional astrologer and reader of the tarot. You can find Shada at The Circle and the Dot.

The Nurse Keith Show is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, one of the largest and fastest-growing collections of authoritative, high-quality podcasts taking on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise, and a commitment to excellence. The podcast is adroitly produced by Rob Johnston of 520R Podcasting, and Mark Capispisan is our stalwart social media ringmaster and newsletter wrangler.

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