The Capstone College of Nursing offers the distance-based Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with all courses offered online. This program prepares nurses to assume leadership positions in health care administration and to coordinate and administer case management services at the macrosystems level. “Case management is a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication and available resources to promote quality cost effective outcomes.”* Graduates of this program will be able to practice in a variety of settings, assuming leadership positions in health care organizations.
*Case Management Society of America (CMSA), Standards of Practice for Case Management (Little Rock, Arkansas: CMSA, 2010)
Note: This program requires a clinical practicum and it is the student’s responsibility to identify a site with an appropriate clinical facilitator. Prior to the clinical practicum the student will start the process of obtaining a CCN Letter of Agreement (LOA) or a Clinical Affiliation Contract with the agency. No clinical practice will take place until the student has been notified by CCN of approval.
Program of Study:
The Case Management program can be completed in one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.