having questions

  1. do u need to have a certification to be a case manager? i really like what they do from what they told me and i've seen. and also i have 3+ yrs exp, is that enough? if someone can be so kind and answer a curious nurse question.
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  3. by   camrave
    Hi mz.free,
    Looks like no answered your question. I am also interested in cm. I am currently in home health and we are considered case managers. I plan to take classes through Kaplan on line to become certified but I live in MD and depending on where you are, some employers want you to be certified, others don't require it. I applied for an rn/cm position that was advertised on career builders in my area, and I am hoping my 2 years in home health and the fact i plan to get my cert will help. I will keep you posted. In addition some employers like to see that a nurse is bilingual but usually they clearly state this when they advertise, so I figure it won't hurt to take a spanish communication class at my local health dept.
  4. by   Mijourney
    Quote from mz. free
    do u need to have a certification to be a case manager? i really like what they do from what they told me and i've seen. and also i have 3+ yrs exp, is that enough? if someone can be so kind and answer a curious nurse question.
    Usually case management is so all encompassing that most employers prefer five to ten years of clinical experience or more. Check out Case Management Society of America > Homepage to review typical experience of a case manager. Most employers make certification a preference instead of a mandate for hiring. IMO, the work of case management is intensive, so you really need to be confident and comfortable with your background, experience and knowledge.

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