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The first step to becoming a registered nurse case manager is to be a registered nurse. This requires at least an associate degree in nursing. Many registered nurse care manager positions require a bachelor of science in nursing. Some positions with insurance companies or hospitals also require a case management certification. To become a certified case manager, you will need a bachelor's degree, experience in the field and pass the exam.
No. A licensed vocational nurse (or licensed practical nurse) is only qualified to work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or other healthcare provider, and cannot work as a registered nurse case manager without at least an associate's degree.