Interested in case management & risk management (advice needed)

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    Hi everyone! I am new to this site! I need some advice. I have been a nurse for 4 years now and my goal is to go into case management or risk management. I recently started grad school for my MSN. And my question is if I focus in leadership & management would that put me on the right track to transition into one of those careers?
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    I'm not sure you need an MSN for either of those areas.

    Just a guess, but I think a little paralegal training might come in handy for RM, although not necessary.

    I suggest talking directly to some nurses who are doing CM and RM. Ask them what you should study, what approach you should take to breaking into these fields. Then see if they can get on where they work!
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    If you want an MSN that directly correlates to Case Management, then get an MSN in Case Management (some universities around the country offer this specialty). Otherwise, get an MSN in whatever you want because it does not matter. Most employers hire new Nurse CMs based upon bedside work experience (1-3 years at least), education (minimum of a BSN), and reputation (it helps to know the hiring manager). I do not know how one breaks into Risk Management, try asking those on the Legal Nursing forum: Legal Nursing. GL!
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    Quote from Kooky Korky
    I'm not sure you need an MSN for either of those areas.

    Just a guess, but I think a little paralegal training might come in handy for RM, although not necessary.

    I suggest talking directly to some nurses who are doing CM and RM. Ask them what you should study, what approach you should take to breaking into these fields. Then see if they can get on where they work!
    Ok! Thank you for your response!
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    Quote from MBARNBSN
    If you want an MSN that directly correlates to Case Management, then get an MSN in Case Management (some universities around the country offer this specialty). Otherwise, get an MSN in whatever you want because it does not matter. Most employers hire new Nurse CMs based upon bedside work experience (1-3 years at least), education (minimum of a BSN), and reputation (it helps to know the hiring manager). I do not know how one breaks into Risk Management, try asking those on the Legal Nursing forum: Legal Nursing. GL!
    I see what you're saying. I guess I just want a degree that I can do a variety of things with an administrative focus. So I'll stick with my choice for now. Question for you: what other jobs can I get with a MSN in leadership & management? (Other than management jobs)
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    Hiring managers of nurses, in general, do not care about Master degrees for non-leadership nursing positions. Non-leadership nursing positions away from bedside are positions that require a BSN at minimum and some years of clinical work experience. Thus, you can earn an MSN in leadership & management and it will not have much influence on your nursing career choices except that it will meet the minimum BSN requirement. The nursing jobs that will be available to someone with your background is based more on your years of clinical work experience + connections.
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    Quote from MBARNBSN
    Hiring managers of nurses, in general, do not care about Master degrees for non-leadership nursing positions. Non-leadership nursing positions away from bedside are positions that require a BSN at minimum and some years of clinical work experience. Thus, you can earn an MSN in leadership & management and it will not have much influence on your nursing career choices except that it will meet the minimum BSN requirement. The nursing jobs that will be available to someone with your background is based more on your years of clinical work experience + connections.
    Ok I understand. You have been a great help! The great thing about my program is that I still have time to make a switch, like going into education as a focus. So you have given me great information and other things to think about. Thanks!
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    Quote from akc_RN
    Ok I understand. You have been a great help! The great thing about my program is that I still have time to make a switch, like going into education as a focus. So you have given me great information and other things to think about. Thanks!
    No problem.


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