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.