Case Management has a broad scope of practice and will allow you to experience nursing in a variety of settings and facilities.
The purpose of this option is to prepare professional nurses for practice in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will build on their varied academic and experiential backgrounds to provide nursing care with an interdisciplinary case management focus. Strong advocacy, decision making, and planning skills are necessary for graduates to function in increasingly complex roles within the rapidly changing health care system.
The program requires two calendar years plus one semester (7 semesters which include two summers) for a total of 90 semester units. Students must enroll in the first four semesters full time. It is possible to reduce the course load to part-time after the fourth semester.
This program is offered at both our Sacramento Regional Center and our main campus in Oakland.
Graduates of the MSN entry-level program will be able to:
- Assume professional nursing roles in a variety of settings.
- Practice within an interdisciplinary framework.
- Assume roles as case managers.
- Think critically in applying the nursing process.
- Advocate for optimal health of the population and health care services.
- Further develop their nursing careers through specialization and/or doctoral education.
"After obtaining the MSN in Case Management, it has opened many doors for my career. Continued education is now a must, and an RN with a Masters Degree is an asset for a any institution.
Since Healthcare is facing many financial challenges, Case Management has become an important ingredient in ensuring that hospitals and other healthcare facilities are financially secured to continue providing services."
- Melinda Mata, RN, MSN