You may already have an interest or experience in case management, but an MSN could be the key to advancement in your career. So, why not get an advanced nursing degree with a specialization in the field you love. Our CCNE-accredited MSN, case management program enhances nurses’ knowledge of delivering personalized service to patients.
The program focuses on improving patient care through understanding patient referrals, planning and delivery of care, evaluating patient results, and assessing overall program effectiveness.
And, an MSN is closer than you think. CCMC may count for 2 courses (6 credit hours) toward your degree.
Relevant to Market Needs
- Our MSN program graduates are prepared to assume roles in healthcare systems, insurance and health maintenance organizations and specialty case management firms.
- Go to school with nursing leaders from top facilities around the country (Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Kaiser Permanente and more).
- Our competitive tuition rates and flexible payment options allow most of our students to graduate debt-free.
Flexible Online Format
- Our MSN, case management classes are 100% online and designed for working professionals, giving you the convenience and control to participate in classes around your busy schedule.
- Classes are eight weeks in length and start monthly– a benefit you cannot find at most schools.
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.
The nursing programs at American Sentinel University contain practice experiences. This is done to meet the accreditor requirement that RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN or DNP programs include practice experiences in the curricula to enable students to achieve the required educational competencies (AACN White Paper, Oct. 2012; DNP Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, 2006; ACEN 2013 Standards). These practice experiences have specific objectives, expected outcomes and competencies.
Practice experiences are not like the clinical experiences you completed to obtain your degree as a registered nurse. Practice experiences do not involve hands-on patient care. They are designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply the concepts and knowledge you learn in the nursing courses.
See MSN Practice Experiences for more information.
Our rigorous curriculum covers a breadth of issues in nursing and health care, giving nurses the foundation and skills to expand their practice. Here are a few of the MSN degree program’s key courses:
- Clinical and Administrative Systems (508PE) provides the foundation of clinical information collection, processing, recording, and use to support decision-making in healthcare environments. Emphasis will be placed on compliance with regulatory standards and safety and quality implement efforts. This course includes practice experience hours.
- Process of Case Management (N542) examines the nursing process as it relates to quality improvement, patient outcomes and client plan development. Guides students who continue on to take the case management capstone course.
- Case Management and Evidence Based Practice (N543PE) focuses on the process of evidence-based nursing (EBN) case management patient care. Examines the role of the case manager as patient advocate and the incorporation of evidence-based care. Topics include identification of patient care innovations, implementation of the care, data collection of patient outcomes, and evaluation of the outcomes for continued care or revised care.
Graduates of the MSN program, case management specialization, will be able to:
- Analyze the role of nurse case management nurse within an interdisciplinary team.
- Apply case management theories to patient care plan development.
- Appraise patient care innovations as it applies to life care planning and evaluation of outcomes.
- Analyze the financial and ethical aspects of case management in various settings.
- Integrate roles as leaders and collaborators in various healthcare settings.
- Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice.
- Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society.
- Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment.
- Appraise research to enhance professional nursing practice.
The mission of the MSN program is to prepare highly qualified professional nursing personnel to serve global healthcare communities as administrators, educators, and informatics specialists.
- Active, unencumbered RN license
- Bachelor of science nursing degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Up to 18 credit hours can be transferred in
- Foreign students must hold a comparable degree as determined by NACES member outside evaluation service
- No GRE or other placement test is required service