Case Managers - In House
- 0May 17, '13 by coolnurse42Hey all,
I just accepted a position as an In-house RN Case Manager for a MLTC agency. Very very excited!! For the past year, I have worked in home health as Case Manager in the field and I love it. I love the autonomy and being in the community. However, I am ready for a change. I work in the Northeast in a major metropolitan area. Majority of my patients physical conditions are complications of their psycho-social circumstances. The CHHA I work for is notorious for overworking their nurses. I am exhausted. This is a welcomed break. Nursing is a second career for me; my previous career was in Logistics, so transitioning back to an office setting won't be difficult. I do plan to keep working part-time for my current agency (CHHA) on the weekends.
Long-term goal is to become an agency Director for either a CHHA or MLTC. I would like some career advice about the Case Management path. i.e. Case Management certification vs MSN (or both) and the other skills necessary to becoming a qualified agency director.
Thanks in advance.
- 0May 25, '13 by GrnTeaYou'll have to get a case mgmt certification, that's for sure. Hook up with the CMSA (If you're in New England, CMSNE is a great group) for networking and CE. You can get a graduate nursing degree in case management, or you might consider one in health management per se, to support your long-range plan.
- 0Jun 4, '13 by GrnTeaQuote from coolnurse42To sit the CCM exam you must have two years of experience. See the CCMC website for detailed information on those requirements. http://ccmcertification.org/Thanks all for your replies. @Grntea, is it too soon for me to complete the CM certification. I have read other sources that suggest having 2+ years of CM experience. And I would assume CSM certification should come before the MSN??
You would have to ask the individual MSN programs if they require CCM certification for admission; most people I know who have MSN in Case Mgmt had their CCM for years before they decided to go to grad school.