Care management, also referred to as care coordination or case management, has become an essential role in improving the quality and value of care, reducing costs and utilization, and improving population health. Care managers practice in a variety of settings serving diverse populations. Care managers are often the hub of communication, connecting patients/families, and various members of the community and health care team to improve the management of complex physical, psychological, and/or social problems.
The Care Management program is an interdisciplinary online degree offered through the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing with collaboration from other divisions including Health Management and Informatics and Social Work. This program supports preparation for national certification as a care manager through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (nurses), American Case Management Association (health care disciplines), and the Commission for Case Manager Certification (health care disciplines).
The goal of the Master’s of Science in Care Management is to educate health care professionals to improve health outcomes, enhance care quality, and reduce health care costs. Graduates will provide care management to diverse people across the life span using principles and approaches that include facilitating delivery of health care to individuals/family, engagement of individuals/family in care plan design, and implementation resulting in high quality, high value, cost effective care using a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
To be considered for admission to the Sinclair School of Nursing’s MS Care Management program, students must meet the following requirements:
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Stand Alone: Yes
Total Credit Hours: 15
Certificate Description: The online Graduate Certificate in Care Management offered through the Sinclair School of Nursing will allow students pursuing a graduate degree in nursing or health related field at MU or post-graduate prepared individuals from a health related field to obtain the necessary coursework and skills in care management. Certificate courses build upon the students’ unique professional perspectives and foundational knowledge of theory applications of care coordination, research principles, interdisciplinary teamwork, an understanding of basic physiology and pharmacology, and care management principles.
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