Master's Degree

  1. I have been recently been hired as a clinical nurse case manager at a hospital. I plan on becoming certified in 2 years when I can, but I'm also looking into a master's degree. What master's degree would be preferable for a nurse case manager? I was thinking Public health, but I'm unsure. What master's degree do you have as a nurse case manager?

    Thanks for your help!
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    About AshleelRenee, MSN, APRN, NP

    Joined: Jan '12; Posts: 36; Likes: 9
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    Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience


  3. by   RoyalPrince
    Hey I have seen specific colleges actually offer a specialization MSN in Case Management so check those out!
  4. by   SummerGarden
    OP: Hiring employers do not care about the focus of your Master's degree in this nursing specialty. Very few schools offer an MSN in Case Management and even fewer CMs with work experience have that Master’s degree if he/she has a Master’s degree at all. Many who have a Master’s degree earned MPHs, MBAs, etc.... so get a Master’s degree in your interest. What matters to many employers of Nurse Case Managers is a Nurse with a RN license within the State, a BSN degree, a CCM or ACM, and years of recent work experience. Good luck.
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Jun 9, '13
  5. by   smartypant
    University of Alabama MSN program case management specialty
  6. by   nurseprnRN
    My MN isn't in CM but I have heard that it opens doors because if bespeaks love of learning and the commitment to work for something requiring more critical thinking and research. Take whatever you like.
  7. by   chemley
    I am a case manager with my BSN and I am board certified in acute case management. I am currently working on my MSN in leadership and patient care services through Sacred Heart University.
  8. by   angelhearty15
    Hello, chemly, I was wondering if you can share your experience at Sacred Heart. How difficult was the program? I just applied to the program. Thank you.