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Hello, I'm interested in becoming a RN case manager. I've been researching on line on how to get there, but the information I'm getting is confusing. There seems to be various ways to break into this field. Right now, I'm an... Read More

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    I too have an Associates degree, I work for United Healthcare. I do not have CM certification and don't know any case managers that do. So I sure am not even gonna think about it because my job is busy enough lol. This is my second job in case management and neither job has ever mentioned it.

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    Remember that hospice also employs RN case managers, although, in that role you not only manage the case but also provide nursing visits and skilled care.
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    I am currently enrolled in a Case Management course, which I decided would give me an advantage when applying for a CM position. Most job opportunities I see want experienced CM's, certification preferred. Much of the text in my course says a BSN prepared nurse receives this information during their schooling.

    It seems CM jobs are just as difficult to come by as other nursing jobs, and if you leave a hospital based position, it's no longer viewed as "nursing experience" which makes it almost impossible to get back into hospital nursing.

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    I am currently out after being attacked by my patient and getting a broken nose and face out of it. I am rethinking my options about returning to work as a nurse on the floor. I am not sure if I can do that, but I am a nurse and would be extremely upset if I could no longer work as a nurse. Case management seems interesting to me, so I am very interested in how an experienced psychiatric nurse could transition into such a position.
    I just know that, right now, going back to the floor is traumatic for me.
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    Quote from bahamamamarn
    also, i have been a cm for 3.5 years and i am just about to start studying for the ccm after i finish my bsn in nov, 2011.

    Quote from pgnurse79
    been working in case mgmt for over two years now and will sit for the ccm exam in december.

    congrats on your number of years as a cm and good luck to you two on studying for your cm exams.

    Quote from skwillms
    case management seems interesting to me, so i am very interested in how an experienced psychiatric nurse could transition into such a position.

    as the others have posted, the best way is to do it is through your current employer. i landed my first cm position the same way with no prior nursing case management experience. good luck.
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    Thanks, MBARNBSN. I am checking out my current employer for Case Management positions. I will be talking to the supervisors if I find any posted.

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