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New models of health care delivery, managed care oversight, and government regulation have increased the demand for highly skilled nurse case managers and care coordinators. The 12-credit post-baccalaureate Care Coordination Certificate program will help prepare you to:
- meet the growing demand for highly skilled nurse case managers and care coordinators
- improve patient care and health outcomes through the design and implementation of care coordination systems.
How the Program Works
- You’ll take courses in a mix of on-campus and online formats:
- NRSG 780 and NRSG 782 are offered online.
- NRSG 770 and NRSG 771 are offered on campus.
- You’ll complete a 45-hour practicum experience in a community-based case management setting.
- You can complete the certificate in one year (two semesters).
- You can apply up to two of the four certificate classes toward a master’s degree in Community/Public Health Nursing.
Current students may use two courses toward this certificate if they apply to the certificate program while still enrolled at UMSON. Otherwise, coursework used to satisfy graduation requirements of another UMSON program may not be used to satisfy requirements for this certificate.
What You’ll Learn
Public health experts and industry leaders will teach you how to:
- implement case management processes to coordinate care for clients with complex needs
- use state-of-the-art technologies, information systems, and communications to support safe nursing practice
- evaluate the effects of care coordination on patient health outcomes.
What You’ll Do
Practice opportunities for registered nurses with advanced training and skills in care coordination are available in:
- acute and long-term care facilities
- human services agencies
- managed care organizations
- community-based settings.