MSN Case Management 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.
M.S. Nursing, nurse practitioner specializations are offered in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California*, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
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
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.
M.S. Nursing, Case Management 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.
Courses Credit Hours* CORE COURSES (18 credit hours) N501PE MSN Role Development* 3 N512 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 N505PE Theoretical Foundations* 3 N515PE Research Design* 3 N521 Advanced Pharmacology 3 N522PE Advanced Physical Assessment 3
Courses Credit Hours* Case Management Specialization (18 credit hours) N508PE Clinical and Administrative Systems 3 N541 Concepts of Case Management 3 N542 Process of Case Management 3 N543PE Case Management and Evidence Based Practice 3 N544PE Life Care Planning 3 N555PE MSN Capstone 3
* Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours
Gain Market-Relevant Knowledge and Practical Experience
With the MSN Case Management degree, our graduates assume critical roles in healthcare systems, insurance and health maintenance organizations and specialty case management firms where they:
- Facilitate patient referrals
- Plan and oversee delivery of care
- Evaluate patient results
- Assess program effectiveness
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.
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.
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.
- Active, unencumbered RN license
- Bachelor of science nursing degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0, or
- Comparable degree as determined by eligible third–party evaluation service
No GRE or other placement test is required service
What Our Students Are Saying
My student success advisor was patient and wonderful and walked me through everything.
MSN, Case Management Student with Sterling Medical
The professors are great and the many resources make it easier for me as a student.
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.
BSN, MSN, Case Management Student