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MSN Case Management Degree Program

If you have an eye for the big picture and an understanding of how process impacts patient outcomes, you can make a vital contribution by choosing Case Management as the specialization for your Master of Science Nursing. Not only will an MSN, Case Management advance your career, it will expand your employment opportunities. One of seven specializations offered in our CCNE-accredited MSN program, our curriculum is purposely designed to be 100% online for working healthcare professionals.

And, an MSN is closer than you think. Commission for Case Management Certification (CCMC) or American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) may count for 2 courses (6 credit hours) toward your degree.

COVID-19: We’ve implemented course accommodations to support you while you are doing so much to care for your communities.

MSN (Term-Based) vs. MSN Powered by SIMPath®

Which method is right for you?

You can choose from a traditional term-based delivery method or a more flexible method utilizing virtual simulations called MSN Powered by SIMPath® to complete your degree.

MSN (Term-Based)

Ideal for learners who prefer a structured approach with more guidance and less emphasis on computer simulated learning environments.

  • Coursework is presented completely online
  • Monthly starts
  • Total of 12 term-based nursing courses
  • Structured 8-week courses
  • Complete 1-2 courses in 8 weeks
  • 8-week courses may be overlapped or spaced out
  • Courses are in a traditional format:
    • Highly structured courses with consistent due dates. Discussion posts are due on Wednesdays and papers are due on Monday mornings.
    • Regular peer interaction through discussion posts
    • Competencies are mainly demonstrated through writing papers
    • Fewer virtual simulation assignments

$560 per credit hour or $1,680 per course

Total standard tuition: Up to $20,160 (could be less depending on your transfer credits)

MSN Powered by SIMPath®

Ideal if you are self-disciplined and comfortable with technology. You can move through courses at you own pace and demonstrate your skills utilizing an array of methods. 

  • Coursework is presented completely online
  • Monthly starts
  • Register for 16-week semesters and complete the 12 courses at your own pace
  • Courses are in our Powered by SIMPath® format:
    • Show mastery of competencies in unique ways such as PowerPoint presentations, graphics, videos, papers or something completely new
    • Utilize digital resources such as Sentinel Data Labs to enhance the learning experience
    • Weekly meeting with your instructor and peers to keep you on track
    • No “due dates” – although all projects need to be submitted by the end of the 16-week semester

$4,000 per 16-week semester

Total standard tuition: $16,000 (based on completing graduate in four semesters – can be completed in fewer semesters)

Note: start with a maximum of 3 courses; add as your schedule permits

MSN Case Management Curriculum

Earning a specialization in Case Management will help you deliver personalized service to patients while maximizing the potential for successful patient outcomes. Our rigorous curriculum covers a breadth of issues in case management, including the financial and ethical implications of long-term care for vulnerable populations.

Key courses include:

  • Clinical and Administrative Systems
  • Process of Case Management
  • Case Management and Evidence Based Practice

M.S. Nursing, Case Management Term=Based Curriculum

Completion of the MSN, Case Management specialization, requires 36 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.

View more information on MSN practice experiences.


* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours

M.S. Nursing, Case Management, Powered by SIMPath® Curriculum

Completion of the MSN, Case Management specialization, requires 36 credit hours. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.

View more information on MSN practice experiences.

* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours

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 lifecare planning.

What You’ll Learn

Program Outcomes: 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.

How You Will Learn

All coursework for the Master of Science Nursing is 100% online and includes Practice Experiences. Practice experiences do not involve hands-on patient care. Unlike the clinical experiences you completed to become a registered nurse, practice experiences are built in to your courses and do not add additional work.

Eligibility Requirements

For information on program eligibility requirements, please visit the Master’s Program Admissions Requirements page.

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.

You Can Afford It

Most of our students graduate debt free by taking advantage of our flexible payment options and 0% financing. Comparing costs for higher education can be tricky. Find everything you need for a total cost comparison here and you’ll see why earning your MSN with American Sentinel offers great value.

What Our Students Are Saying

My student success advisor was patient and wonderful and walked me through everything.

Karen Rose

Karen Rose

MSN, Case Management Student with Sterling Medical

The professors are great and the many resources make it easier for me as a student.

Arlene Gonzalves

Arlene Gonzalves

MSN, Case Management Student with Kaiser Permanente

I really like the MSN program so far, and the classes are energizing. I think this is a specialty that will add to my skill set.

Marina Rogova

Marina Rogova

BSN, MSN, Case Management Student