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    Good Afternoon all,

    I started reading through the threads here and lost my smile quickly. I got excited about seeing the Case Management category and got excited. I thought "yeah peers". Reading through the threads it seems some of you think because I am an LPN I shouldn't be doing the job as a Case Manager because I lack the education. I could go on about how great I am at my job but I won't. I just thought this would be a great place to connect to my peers. Bounce ideas off each other and share what we do and what makes us good at it. I guess not. You all may have your reasons for thinking because you have a higher degree you are better at being a case manager but get to know people and their backgrounds before you generalize.
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    Sorry, but a lot of facilities seek RNs - and increasingly, BSNs -as case managers now because their insurance reimbursement requirements, and accreditation and licensing demand it. Companies get better reimbursement, have better patient outcomes, lower readmission rates and gain more credibility with higher educated staff. More education is always better. Sorry. My CM dept. is phasing out LPNs and only hiring experienced RNs for these reasons. I suggest you spend more time obtaining the education you need to remain competitive in nursing.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 19, '13 : Reason: TOS
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    Quote from mclennan
    Sorry, but a lot of facilities seek RNs - and increasingly, BSNs -as case managers now because their insurance reimbursement requirements, and accreditation and licensing demand it. Companies get better reimbursement, have better patient outcomes, lower readmission rates and gain more credibility with higher educated staff. More education is always better. Sorry. My CM dept. is phasing out LPNs and only hiring experienced RNs for these reasons. I suggest you spend more time obtaining the education you need to remain competitive in nursing
    I never said I wasn't furthering my education but I am not finished so I am still considered an LPN, I am an LPN but thats not the only thing I have an education in. I am not bitter, just sorry that its not more friendly in here. I think education is a great thing, I didn't say I was opposed to it. I understand all those reasons I just thought this category was open to all nurse case managers no matter what the education level.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 19, '13 : Reason: edited quote
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    Show us an example that specifically says LPN case managers aren't welcome in this part of the forum. Please provide a link to a specific post or TOS that indicates that you are not welcome.
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    I didn't say anything about NOT being welcome, I was reading through post and it didn't feel welcoming....WHO ARE YOU TALKING TO LIKE YOU HAVE A PROBLEM? I said I wasn't bitter and I am not, you are the one attempting to take this somewhere else. Read through the some of your post and imagine someone from the outside who doesn't know you would feel reading them. I didn't say it was in your intention to make anyone feel some kind of way, I said I did and not mad or bitter just like it wasn't very friendly in here. The first part of your first response was fine but then you took it somewhere else
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    Closing for staff review
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    OK, reopening and I do ask that we try and be civil to each other and remember that things we type doesn't always come across in the same manner as if we was talking
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    Quote from laydiebuug
    Good Afternoon all,

    I started reading through the threads here and lost my smile quickly. I got excited about seeing the Case Management category and got excited. I thought "yeah peers". Reading through the threads it seems some of you think because I am an LPN I shouldn't be doing the job as a Case Manager because I lack the education. I could go on about how great I am at my job but I won't. I just thought this would be a great place to connect to my peers. Bounce ideas off each other and share what we do and what makes us good at it. I guess not. You all may have your reasons for thinking because you have a higher degree you are better at being a case manager but get to know people and their backgrounds before you generalize.
    I don't see that in recent posts there but there are a few people here who frequently post their viewpoint even if their viewpoint has nothing to do with the subject of your post. I find most people to be fair-minded once they are dealing with an individual person vs an unseen group as a whole. If you were to post a greeting or question the chances are pretty slim that anyone would tell you that you didn't belong there.
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    If you have been working in CM you are probably on your way to being knowledgable to sit a certification exam, and I am sure you're aware that most CM jobs require or strongly prefer certification.

    The ANCC certification requires an RN; the CCM doesn't, but it does require a four-year degree in a health field.

    If you aren't already hooked up with the local CMSA chapter, you can find them via the CMSA website. Great resources for contacts, CEUs, and other useful resources.
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    Quote from GrnTea
    If you have been working in CM you are probably on your way to being knowledgable to sit a certification exam, and I am sure you're aware that most CM jobs require or strongly prefer certification.

    The ANCC certification requires an RN; the CCM doesn't, but it does require a four-year degree in a health field.

    If you aren't already hooked up with the local CMSA chapter, you can find them via the CMSA website. Great resources for contacts, CEUs, and other useful resources.
    Thank You! I have hooked myself with that Website and my position here gives us all necessary resources and they even pay for it. I am also looking to attend some conferences so that I can get an even better understanding surrounding this booming field. I really appreciate the guidence.
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