CONTEMPORARY RN CASE MANAGER CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (30 CE) — 3 Day Faculty Led Classroom Instruction
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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
(608) 437-6035 (CST)
Contemporary RN Case Manager Certificate Program
3-Day, Faculty Led, Classroom Instruction
- Registration for the 2019 Face-to-face session in Madison, Wisconsin opens January, 2019.
- Contact Kelly Kruse Nelles for information regarding on-site training at your healthcare organization.
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.
- 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 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.
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.
Adult learners are expected to be self-motivated and thoughtfully complete the learning all Program learning activities. While we do not grade work completed in the program, we do monitor student progress and completion of their work.
Completion of the program’s preparatory assignments and learning activities, attendance at all Live Event Sessions over the three day period and completion of the Course Evaluation tool demonstrates successful completion of the Contemporary RN Case Manager Certificate Program and is required for 30 continuing education (CE) hours to be awarded. No partial CE will be awarded.
SYSTEMS & POLICIES SHAPING RNCM PRACTICE
- Introduction to the Program
- Traditional to Contemporary Case Manager
- Healthcare Systems in an Era of Change
- Financing the Future of Healthcare
- Health Information Technology and Meaningful Use
CONTEMPORARY RNCM ROLE DEVELOPMENT
- Power of Nursing: Practice to Potential
- Patient Centered RN Case Management
- Health Promotion within the Context of Chronic Illness
- Health Behavior Change Strategies
CONTEMPORARY RNCM IN PRACTICE
- Contemporary RN Case Manager Leadership and Networking
- RNCM Assessment and Care Planning
- Home visits, Telehealth,
- Medication management
- Wrap Up and Evaluation
Tuition for this course is $1200.00/participant and includes program preparation content delivered online, 3 days of face to face faculty led instruction, access to the online classroom with downloadable tools and resources for use in practice.
Graduates of the Contemporary RN Case Manager Certificate 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.