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

Annual Salary Range
$58,347 – 75,224

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


RN, Case Management Nurse certification

Education Requirements


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