How to become a Registered Nurse Case Manager

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.

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What skills help Registered Nurse Case Managers find jobs?

  • Hospice Care
  • Case Management
  • Home Care
  • Nursing
  • Acute Care
  • Utilization Review
  • Utilization Management
  • DME
  • Infusion Experience
  • Medicare
  • EMR Systems
  • Managed Care
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Career progression for Registered Nurse Case Manager

Education levels for Registered Nurse Case Managers

Based on the requirements of Registered Nurse Case Manager job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
Bachelor's Degree54.9%
Associate's Degree35.7%
Master's Degree5.8%
High School Diploma or GED3.1%
Doctoral Degree0.4%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Registered Nurse Case Manager in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0-4$65,800
4-8$67,100
8-12$67,400
12-16$68,400
16-20$67,300
20-24$68,400
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Common qualifications for Registered Nurse Case Managers

  • RN
  • Case Manager Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • LPN
  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • Driver's License
  • BLS Certification
  • Compact State Nurse License
  • AHA Certification
  • LVN
  • RN-BC
  • CRC
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Frequently asked questions

Common questions about career advices for a Registered Nurse Case Manager

Is a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) qualified to be a registered nurse case manager?

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.

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