Nurse Case Manager Career Guide

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Overview

A case manager registered nurse (RN) plays a vital role in healthcare coordination and patient advocacy. Their primary responsibility is to oversee and manage the care of patients, ensuring they receive appropriate and efficient healthcare services. Essential job functions in this specialty include:

  • Conducting patient assessments to identify healthcare needs and develop individualized care plans

  • Coordinating with healthcare providers, insurance companies and

Education

To become a case manager RN, individuals typically need to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which takes approximately four years to complete. The BSN program provides a comprehensive foundation in nursing fundamentals, clinical practice, pharmacology, anatomy, physiology and nursing research.

During the BSN program, students undertake coursework in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, nursing ethics, patient care

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Related certifications

After completing the necessary education, several requirements must be met before applying to work as a case manager RN. These include the following exam, licensing and certification requirements:

State licenses process and requirements

All 50 states require state licensure to become a professional nurse. Review the step-by-step process to obtain or renew your RN license in each one.
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Skills

A combination of knowledge, hard and soft skills and abilities is necessary to succeed as a case manager RN. Competencies needed include:

  • Clinical Knowledge: A strong foundation in nursing practice, disease processes and treatment modalities is crucial for effective case management.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for collaborating with patients, healthcare teams and other stakeholders.

  • Critical Thinking: Case

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Responsibilities

The responsibilities associated with being a case manager RN include:

  • Conducting comprehensive assessments to identify patients' healthcare needs and develop individualized care plans.

  • Coordinating with healthcare providers, insurance companies and community resources to ensure appropriate and timely care delivery.

  • Monitoring patient progress, evaluating treatment outcomes and adjusting care plans as needed.

  • Educating patients and their families about their healthcare conditions, treatment options and self-management

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Nurse Case Manager
$1,693-2,535/week

The average salary for a Nurse Case Manager is $2,104.52 per week.

Last updated on June 13, 2024. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons

Pros of being a case manager RN include:

  • Opportunity to positively impact patients' lives and contribute to their well-being.

  • Diverse and rewarding work environment with opportunities for professional growth.

  • Collaborative nature of the role, involving teamwork and interdisciplinary cooperation.

  • Ability to advocate for patients' rights and ensure they receive appropriate care and resources.

  • Competitive salary and benefits packages, depending on the employer and location.

  • Opportunity to

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  • Glendale, CA
  • TotalMed Case Management Staffing
  • 5x8 hrs, Days

$3,617/week

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  • Glendale, CA
  • MedPro Healthcare Staffing
  • 3x12 hrs
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$3,604/week

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Travel Nurse Manager RN - Case Management

  • Alliance, NE
  • Access Healthcare
  • 5x8 hrs, Days

$3,504/week

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Travel Nurse RN - Case Management

  • Grass Valley, CA
  • LanceSoft
  • 5x8 hrs, Days

$3,652/week

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