Certification in Case Management

  1. I didn't know where else to post this, so here goes.
    How does one go about getting certification in Case Management? At some hospitals, nurses in QA/UR have the option. Other hospitals require a BSN and 5 years experience in QA/UR. I am currently working in psych, the only area of nursing I've ever worked, and I'm not getting any younger. It seems like the combative and assaultive patients get a little stronger every year [I'm over 50, by the way].
    Is certifications available through the AANC? Are there online courses that lead to certification? Can you learn it by osmosis,i.e. jumping in and learning by doing? I've had all manner of conflicting advise about this. The guy that does Case Management where I work is an RN who also handles UR. At other places, all you need is a bachelor's in anything to be a case manager.
    I appreciate any constructive input.
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  3. by   P_RN
    Certification Information
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    Case Management (Exam 31) (modular certification) (Cm)

    American Nurses Credentialing Center
    600 Maryland Ave., SW Suite 100 West
    Washington, DC 20024-2571 - United States



    Members:

    Fees:
    ANA members, $156; nonmembers, $296; discount, $226.

    Requirements:
    For candidates who do not hold a core nursing specialty certification: must hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing; have functioned as an RN for 4,000 hours, with at least 2,000 of those hours as a nurse case manager within the past 2 years.
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    Case Management (Exam 30) (modular certification) (Cm)

    American Nurses Credentialing Center
    600 Maryland Ave., SW Suite 100 West
    Washington, DC 20024-2571 - United States



    Members:

    Fees:
    ANA members, $156; nonmembers, $296; discount, $226.

    Requirements:
    Must have a core nursing specialty certification. Must hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing; have functioned within the scope of an RN case manager a minimum of 2,000 hours within the past 2 years.

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Certification in Case Management