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how do Lvn's become case manager or utilization review

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by alicet alicet (Member) Member

alicet has 30 years experience and specializes in LTC,Psych,MedSurg,Travel,Corrections.

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I have been seeing positions for LVN case managers utilization review lvns how do you get the certifications or experience to apply for these positions is there anyone out there that knows?

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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moved to our case management nursing forum.

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BrewerRN has 19 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics, Lactation, Case Management.

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I am a certified case manager through the Commission for Case Managers Certification and according to them, LVN/LPN cannot be certified in case management. I am sure there are LPN case managerment positions, but in my area, you would be working out of your scope of practice in case managment. You are required to work indepedently without direct supervision.

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olive11 has 22 years experience and specializes in geriatrics, dementia and like, insurance.

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BrewerRN, could you please clarify something for me? I checked the CCMC site and read the eligibility requirements. It said the applicant must be able to work in any setting without supervision. Since LVN's are required to work under the supervision of an RN, this would most likely place them ineligible for certification. But it also states "At a minimum, the license or certification must be based on an educational requirement of a post-secondary degree program in a field that promotes the physical, psychosocial, or vocational well-being of the persons being served. A post-secondary degree is defined as any nursing school, college or university diploma obtained after graduating from high school (nursing diploma or associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree)."

So an LVN who applied for certification without claiming their nursing license but rather their degree (say a bachelor's or master's in social work or an associate's in physical therapy) would be eligible?

I may be overthinking the process or not comprehending the eligibility requirements as far as education/licensing. Thanks (in advance) for your clarification.

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So an LVN who applied for certification without claiming their nursing license but rather their degree (say a bachelor's or master's in social work or an associate's in physical therapy) would be eligible?

In addtiion to being an LPN/LVN, If you have a bachelor's or masters degree in social work or any other allied health path -- that is another story. State licensure requirements and completion of an academic degree are not the same. Have several friends who are LPNS and MSW, LPN and MPH , LVN with MHA, LPN with PHd in education.

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