Master of Science Nursing, Case Management Specialization
With the growing complexities and costs of health care in the United States, the demand for nurses prepared as case managers is accelerating dramatically. Case management is the collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation and advocacy of patients' options and services. Case management jobs are available in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient and rehabilitation centers, and in home health care.
The American Sentinel MSN specialization, case management, prepares students to be professional nurse case managers responsible for the advocacy of improving clinical outcomes. This is accomplished by effectively balancing efficiency, patient satisfaction and the cost of delivery. The program is ideal for nurses who want to start their own case management businesses. The specialization teaches nurses to deliver personalized services to patients to improve their care. The nursing leadership program focuses on understanding patient referrals, planning and delivery of care, evaluation of patient results, and the evaluation of overall program effectiveness.
The specialization builds upon the standards of the Case Management Society of America core curriculum, with additional emphasis on distance client management using technology. Professors introduce students to the process of life care planning.
Students graduating with American Sentinel's CCNE-accredited MSN, case management specialization, complete 36 credit hours of course work. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
Case Management Specialization Learning Outcomes
- Graduates of the MSN program, case management specialization, will be able to:
- Analyze the role of nurse case management within an interdisciplinary team.
- Adhere to the nursing process, which includes theories of quality improvement, patient outcomes and client plan development.
- Identify patient care innovations, collect data about patient outcomes, and evaluate outcomes for continued care or revisions of care.
- Analyze the financial and ethical aspects of patient care in various settings.