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As patient health care management needs become increasingly more complex, the need for care managers grows exponentially. The online graduate certificate in care management program at MU prepares graduates to go beyond bedside practice and into this high-demand field. With an interdisciplinary approach, this program educates health care professionals on how to improve health outcomes, enhance care quality and reduce health care costs among their patients.
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).
- Communicate, collaborate and engage individuals and families, health care professionals and health care systems.
- Facilitate appropriate use of health care resources in order to deliver high-quality, high-value care in all health care settings.
- Critique, assimilate and evaluate research, technology, health care costs and informatics data as a basis for promoting health, improving health care coordination and influencing changes at the systems and policy level.
- Advocate, through leadership and policy, for all persons in need of health care coordination regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability and military, veteran or socioeconomic status.
- Practice professional accountability and behavior consistent with the Code of Professional Conduct for Case Managers.
Official nameGraduate certificate in care management
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeSinclair School of Nursing
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Employment possible in acute, primary and tertiary care settings, community-based care settings or organizations, private practices, as well as for-profit and non-profit agencies. Titles could include:
- Care coordinator
- Case manager
- Family service worker
- Community health coach
- Transition resource specialist
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you want to study part time, the program will most likely take you two years to complete.
Course work includes
- Foundations of care management
- Pharmacology, pathophysiology and physical assessment
- Evidence-based care management practice for individuals and populations
Typical program length2 years
Typical course loadPart time
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
- Family and community medicine
- Nursing of older adults
- Care coordination
- Transitional care/discharge planning
- Advance care planning
- Health information technology education