UR and CCM

  1. Can a nurse who does purely utilization review, take the CCM certification exam?
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    Joined: Jan '06; Posts: 13


  3. by   SICU Queen
    I think you have to be involved in all aspects of CM... but I'm a newbie so I'm not totally sure. Go to the website www.cmsa.org, they should have the info there.
  4. by   baileybunch
    How can you get your foot in the door of utilization nursing? I have a critical care and pediatric background. Should I start working home health and case manage then move on or what? Any info would be great about UR nursing.
  5. by   kimmykng
    thanks for the reply! i looked at the website.. it seems that you can't. i'll probably just take the CPUR next year

    i think a headhunter just saw my profile in monster. Have only heard about UR before, was doing post anesthesia care in an ambulatory center before i decided to go into UR. Try looking at the insurance and TPA websites.. like Cigna, Wellpoint, Aetna, etc.. it's a great job love the hours!!!
  6. by   Havin' A Party!
    Just saw this. Yeah, Kim, didn't think you could without the CM experience.

    Good luck!