ONLINE CONTEMPORARY RN CASE MANAGER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (30 CE)—Pay as You Go

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

CERTIFICATE EDUCATION

CONTINUING EDUCATION

BOARD CERTIFICATION

ABOUT ONLINE — ON DEMAND EDUCATION

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE

TECHNOLOGY NEEDED

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

PROGRAM TOPICS AND RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE

PROGRAM TUITION

Questions? Contact Us

Any questions or if you are a healthcare organization requiring an invoice before payment or interested in group pricing or training, please contact:

Kelly Kruse Nelles, RN, APRN-BC, MS
Co-Director
(608) 437-6035 (CST)
kelly.kruse@nationalrncm.com

Contemporary RN Case Manager Certificate Program

Online: Pay as You Go

  • Fully Online 30 CE Education Program for Registered Nurses
  • User friendly eLearning Classroom allows for easy access to faculty lectures, videos, weblinks, practice tools and resources
  • Lectures provided by experienced, practice-centric faculty
  • Successful completion results in CE award and Certificate of Completion
  • Graduates have ongoing access to faculty webinars, podcasts and recommended practice resources

GENERAL INFORMATION AND OVERVIEW

  • Allows you to enroll and pay for the Contemporary RNCM Certificate Program one section at a time.
  • Enroll in a Section, receive Program confirmation via email and begin
  • Upon successful completion of each Section you are eligible to enroll in the next Section of the Program at your convenience
  • 30 days to complete each Section
  • Program content must be completed in sequence
  • Program content must be completed within 1 year of start date
  • CE awarded following completion of each Section based on hours completed. No CE will be awarded for incomplete Sections.
  • Certificate of Completion awarded upon successful completion of all 4 Sections
  • Tuition:
    Section 1 – Fundamentals of Contemporary RN Case Manager Practice I: $275
    Section 2 – Fundamentals of Contemporary RN Case Manager Practice II: $275
    Section 3 – Contemporary RN Case Manager Role Development: $265
    Section 4 – Contemporary RN Case Manager in Practice: $250

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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. Contemporary case manager roles include involvement in direct patient care, practicing as a member of the patient’s care team, generating a nursing care plan in partnership with the patient, and using technology and behavioral health strategies to help patients accomplish their health objectives while providing ongoing assessment and medication management.

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. In the face of the U.S. healthcare transformation, relying on “on the job training” when asking RNs to fill Contemporary RN Case Manager and Advanced Care Coordination roles risks the success of both the nurse and the healthcare organization.

Nurses enrolled in the contemporary RN Case Manager Certificate Program will acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to fill emerging roles, and be prepared to practice to their full potential as members of a multidisciplinary health care team.

Program content bridges health policy and evidence with Contemporary RN Case Manager professional role development and emphasizes patient-centered application in clinical practice.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

  • Registered Nurses new to RN Case Management or care coordination
  • Registered Nurses with experience or certified in case management looking to expand their practices to include Contemporary RNCM practice
  • Registered Nurses who are supervisors or program developers for RN Case Managers/Care Coordinator positions
  • Registered Nurses working in advanced care coordination positions within Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses pursuing care coordination knowledge for work in PCMHs, ACOs, transitional care and leadership roles

CERTIFICATE EDUCATION

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 your nursing degree.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

This continuing nursing education activity is approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 30 contact hours are awarded for successful completion. Provider Approval Number: 0561‐004. This program has been approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. The course meets the CCMC requirement for 2 contact hours in ethics continuing education. The course is approved for 30 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: I00021175. Approval Number: 160001969.

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Board Certification is a quality indicator for demonstrating experience, knowledge and competence as a case manager. Board certification as a Case Manager is awarded after successfully passing a national exam to acquire credentialing that reflects this specialty certification. Practice experience is required prior to eligibility to test for national board certification. Additional eligibility for varies by organization. Completion of this program addresses the education standards needed to expand traditional care coordination and case management roles in direct practice and in leadership and management.

ABOUT ONLINE — ON DEMAND EDUCATION

Online education is an effective course delivery strategy for learners who desire or need the convenience and flexibility to learn at their own pace and in their own environment. Online learning requires participants to be self-directed in completing program content. Comfort with technology and strong time management skills are a must. In this learning format, faculty utilize the Training Center’s eLearning platform to deliver lectures, course content, materials and practice resources and tools.

All National RNCM online courses are available “On Demand”:

  • Enroll in the course, receive course confirmation via email and begin
  • Work at your own pace, on your own schedule to complete each section within the 30 day time frame
  • Regular messaging from Faculty to help you stay on track

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

This program is designed to be engaging and user friendly. Through use of our eLearning platform, content is delivered using a variety of learning activities that include faculty lecture, videos, selected readings, clinical practice tools and resources.

All materials are posted by topic. Topic modules are posted sequentially to build on each content area covered. Each topic contains various learning activities, articles and resources. When you complete the content in each topic module, you will take a short quiz to help you self-assess your understanding of the content, and you will complete a short evaluation of the topic just completed. Following completion of the quiz and evaluation the next topic will be available for you to open and begin.

Although we do not grade work completed in the program, it is expected that as an adult learner you are self-motivated and will thoughtfully complete the course learning activities.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Completion of the assignments, learning activities, quizzes and Course Evaluations demonstrates successful completion of the Contemporary RN Case Manager Certificate Program and is required for 30 CE hours to be awarded. No partial CE will be awarded.

TIME FRAME TO COMPLETE

Once enrolled in the program, you have 30 days to complete each section. Program content must be completed in sequence. CE awarded following completion of each Section based on hours completed. No CE will be awarded for incomplete Sections. Certificate of Completion awarded upon successful completion of all 4 Sections and all 4 Sections must be completed within 1 year of start date.

The program is designed so that you are able to move through the content at your own pace coming in and out as your time allows. Time spent on each topic may vary depending on individual variation in pace and interest in course topics and learning activities.

TECHNOLOGY NEEDED

To ensure your success, experience with computers and technology is recommended. Comfort with the use of various computer programs including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint as well as Internet browsing to access web-based resources will be needed.

We recommend the following to connect to our eLearning platform:

Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 (not Starter edition), Windows 10 or MAC OS X (10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11) Software: A current version of Microsoft Office or compatible productivity suite. Internet: A current version of an Internet browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Chrome. An updated version of virus protection Email: An email address to receive access and course information. If providing a work email address, please be sure we are on your approved sender list.

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT

The National RNCM Training Center provides administrative support to ensure continuous course access following enrollment. Participants are responsible for addressing their own technology questions / issues.

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM CONTENT

Section 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTEMPORARY RN CASE MANAGER PRACTICE I
  • Welcome and Course Introduction
  • Traditional to Contemporary RN Case Manager
  • Healthcare Systems in an Era of Change
  • Acute Care Transitions
  • Financing the Future of Healthcare
Section 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF CONTEMPORARY RN CASE MANAGER PRACTICE II
  • Emerging Technologies in Health Care
  • Power of Nursing: Quality in Practice
  • Primary Care and the Patient Centered Medical Home
  • Patient Centered RN Case Management
Section 3: CONTEMPORARY RNCM ROLE DEVELOPMENT
  • Health Promotion within the Context of Chronic Illness
  • Behavioral Change Strategies
  • Long Term Care Services and Supports
  • Contemporary RN Case Manager Leadership
Section 4: CONTEMPORARY RN CASE MANAGER IN PRACTICE
  • RN Case Manager Nursing Assessment, Process and Care Planning
  • RN Case Manger Knowledge and Skill Application in Practice – Telehealth, Home Visits, Care Givers, Medication Management, Community Resources

 

PROGRAM TUITION:

Tuition:

Section 1 – Fundamentals of Contemporary RN Case Manager Practice I: $275
Section 2 – Fundamentals of Contemporary RN Case Manager Practice II: $275
Section 3 – Contemporary RN Case Manager Role Development: $265
Section 4 – Contemporary RN Case Manager in Practice: $250

Tuition fee is per participant and includes faculty presentations, assigned self-study, videos and links to downloadable tools and resources for use in practice.

Graduates of the Contemporary RN Case Manager Program also have access to ongoing support and networking through our “Members Only” page on our website. You may opt to receive bi-monthly newsletters, periodic blog updates, practice related podcasts and attend networking webinars.