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Case Management Nurse

A Case Management Nurse creates and coordinates long-term care plans for patients to help them be as healthy as possible.
Required education
ADN or BSN
Annual average salary
Attributes
Independent
Work on your own or even start your own practice, in some states.
Managerial
Lead, guide and support other nurses so they can provide the best care.
Patient-facing
Work hands-on, directly with patients.
Research-oriented
Analyze data and discover new ways to help patients.
Structured
Follow a routine that allows you to anticipate and prepare for every situation.
Varied
Take on different tasks, patients, and situations every day.
You’ll work closely with patients for the duration of their treatment, building long-lasting relationships that are highly rewarding.
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What you’ll do

Education

You’ll schedule doctor’s appointments and surgeries, and work with insurance companies to develop the most cost-effective strategies.

Management

You’ll schedule doctor’s appointments and surgeries, and work with insurance companies to develop the most cost-effective strategies.

Research

You’ll stay up to date with the latest treatments.

Treatment

You’ll develop, monitor and adjust treatment plans to ensure patients are always receiving the most effective care.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Private practices
  • Rehabilitation clinics
How to become a Case Management Nurse

02

Pass the NCLEX-RN.

03

Work as a Registered Nurse, gaining at least 2,000 hours of experience in Case Management.

04

Get your Case Management Nurse Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

05

Complete 30 hours of continuing education in Case Management

06

You’re ready to work as a Case Management Nurse.

Join an Organization
Become a member of a Case Management Nurse organization to find career opportunities, learn from your colleagues, and support the profession.
Related Organizations
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Real Nurses Real Stories
Case Managers are responsible for helping their patients understand their health status and coordinating long-term care. According to The Journal of Nursing Scholarship, more than 93 percent of the case-management workforce is made up of registered nurses.
2017-08-31T04:00:00Z
A Forensic Nurse’s role is also research-oriented.
A Nurse Manager is another type of management nurse.
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