I'm interested in the prospect of pursuing case mgmnt. I have 2 years of med-surg telemetry experience and 3 years of adult ICU experience. Today, I met with the director of utilization management at the hospital where I'm currently doing agency work. She gave me a great overview and valuable information on this avenue of nursing. Since so many case management positions prefer or require both clinical background and utilization review/utilization management/case management experience, she suggested that a certification in UR would be a good place to start. I researched and there is a company called McKesson that certifies in 3 day conferences; pretty pricey with hotel accomadations and all, but afterwards you are certified for 2 years. My question is, should I certifiy in utilization review/CPUR or utilization management/CPUM? Has anyone been in this situation or used McKesson for certification/recertification. Thanks for any information you can provide.