MS in Care Management
Overview & Program of Study
MS of Nursing Care Management Emphasis & MS in Nursing Care Management, Gerontology Emphasis
The College of Nursing is now offering nurses a Masters of Science Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Care Management and a Care Management Gerontology.
Why should you go on to earn an MS in Care Management?
Medical care is experiencing increasing complexity as our clients move between settings of care and providers of care. This complexity mandates that nurses be highly skilled and capable of caring for clients with multiple chronic conditions and as well as navigating multiple systems of care. The growing number of persons with multiple chronic conditions and the rapidly aging US population demands that nurses are better prepared to promote optimal self-care management. Care managers help clients and their caregivers to better understand and manage wellness and illness across the lifespan as well as assess population groups for best practices to maintain health and manage illness.
Well-prepared nurses in higher degree programs are better prepared to use a systems approach in addressing quality and safety for our patients (Tri-Council report on education advancement of RNs, 2010). A critical shortage and increased demand for nurse care managers and leaders in care management exists in our healthcare systems.
The College of Nursing currently offers a distance learning opportunity in MS of Nursing specialty tracks of Care Management and Care Management, Gerontology emphasis. The MS program prepares nurses to fill critical shortages in the US and worldwide, including roles as expert care managers in a variety of clinical settings and populations. The College long ago recognized that students from rural and/or underserved areas of the state often face barriers of expense and travel, which is why the College instituted a successful distance learning Master's Program for graduate level students.