Contemporary RN Case Managers focus on improving the health of chronically ill people and populations at risk for poor health outcomes while assuring high quality care and lower costs. Many of these jobs place the RN in primary or specialty medical clinics or other community-based care sites, as well as in acute and long-term care.
RN case managers assure best care during care transitions across settings and among varied providers. While basic principles of care coordination are incorporated into nursing education, Registered Nurses, as well as employers, have commonly relied on “on the job training” to develop care coordination and case management skills within healthcare organizations. “On the job” training does not address the training needs quickly enough of RNs asked to fill Contemporary RN Case Manager and Advanced Care Coordination roles in the midst of a changing US Healthcare system as well as an aging population.
Certificate Education as RN Career Advancement and an Efficient RN Training Solution
Certificate education is a well established nursing education strategy used when practicing nurses need to acquire specialized knowledge quickly and efficiently to better care for patients. In this program of study, participants demonstrate mastery of a specific body of knowledge over a specified period of time. Upon successful completion of the program, a Certificate of Completion is awarded, demonstrating this knowledge and building on their nursing degree.
While many RNs want to validate their skills and experience by becoming board certified, certificate education allows RNs to advance their career more quickly as an RN Case Manager. Improved patient outcomes, lower healthcare costs, lower re-admissions, improved patient satisfaction as well as personal reward are all benefits of the quick and efficient training strategies achieved through certificate education.