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Case Management Nursing

Learn More about the Career Path for a Case Management Nurse

A case management nurse is an administrator who coordinates health care services for patients. Case management nursing involves evaluating a medical condition, developing and implementing a treatment plan, coordinating various medical resources, and communicating with the patient. An important function of the case management nurse’s job is to minimize the duplication of services.

Preparation Path

Get your BSN

Pass the NCLEX and become an RN

Earn case management nurse certification

Take 30 hours of continuing education in case management nursing

Typical Tasks

  • Consulting with physicians to determine treatment plans
  • Determining insurance eligibility for patients
  • Requesting patient referrals and authorizations for medical procedures
  • Monitoring patient progress
  • Coordinating resources needed for discharge and ongoing care

Employment Settings

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Private and government health care facilities
  • Long-term care facilities

Annual Salary Range

$58,347 – $75,224


RN, Case Management Nurse certification

Education Requirements


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