Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management Specialization (Master of Science in Nursing Degree Program)

Earn an Online Case Management Degree (MSN)

Take your nursing career to the next level. The Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management specialization will prepare you to advance your career and deliver personalized services to patients.

As you pursue a degree in this specialization, you’ll also explore current trends in leadership and management … human diversity and social issues … health promotion and disease prevention … and research and global, evidence-based practice.

What will I learn in the MSN Case Management online degree program?
You will gain knowledge and clinical expertise in case management and working in health maintenance organizations. You will also learn how to improve patient care outcomes through patient referrals. And you’ll be able to evaluate the healthcare system and its ability to meet patient needs.

Plus, as part of your final research seminar, you will complete a Capstone Project at the conclusion of your specialization. Review this Comparison in MSN Specializations to explore the option that best fits your career aspirations.

Note: If you’re an RN and interested in this program, but only have your associate degree, explore our RN to MSN Bridge Option.

What careers can I pursue with my online MSN in Case Management degree?
From healthcare administration to outpatient services, the MSN-Case Management specialization is for nursing professionals seeking to further their careers in leadership and management roles1.

How long is the online Case Management degree program?
At 37 credit hours, the nursing courses in this specialization should be completed in about 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will my online Case Management degree program cost?
The graduate rate is $325 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin frequently, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Case Management Specialization Outcomes
After successfully completing this specialization track in nursing case management, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate client selection and assessment according to current practice models.
  • Establish a case management plan which includes identification of problems, determination of outcomes and coordination of resources and which facilitates the transition of care to the medical home model.
  • Compose a plan which evaluates the established outcomes and facilitates the termination of care.
  • Demonstrate principles of advocacy both for the client and in the promotion of client self-advocacy.
  • Manage resources to facilitate collaboration and coordination of care in a variety of health care environments.

Master of Science in Nursing Outcomes
Regardless of specialization, upon successful completion of an MSN program, you will be able to:

  • Integrate nursing and related sciences into the delivery of advanced nursing care to diverse populations
  • Incorporate concepts of advanced practice nursing when making nursing diagnoses and critical thinking decisions about educational and therapeutic interventions
  • Design nursing care for a clinical or community‐based population based on cultural diversity, biophysical, psychosocial, and organizational needs
  • Demonstrate high-level communication skills when involved with patients and professionals both within and outside the healthcare field
  • Combine theory and research-based knowledge from nursing and the sciences as they relate to the interdisciplinary team when designing, coordinating and evaluating quality patient care
  • Demonstrate commitment to the improvement of the nursing profession through lifelong learning

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, nurses, healthcare professionals, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU500 Graduate Student Success 1
NUR506 Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR552 Legal and Ethical Issues of Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NUR542 Concepts of Case Management 3
HSN501 Healthcare Systems 3
HSN509 Clinical and Administrative Systems 3
NUR516 Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR545 Life Care Planning 3
NUR513 Diverse Populations and Healthcare 3
NUR547 Case Management and Evidenced-Based Practice 3
HSN521 Modern Organizations and Healthcare 3
NUR605 Case Management Research Seminar 3
NUR606 Case Management Practicum 3
Program and core: 37
Electives (0): 0
Total: 37

NOTE: Nursing courses must be taken in the sequence shown above.

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Masters
Delivery method: Online Except For Practicum Course
Availability: Available
Starts:Twice Monthly

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