Who should take the certificate?
There will be a $60 fee upon acceptance into the program
Case managers are needed in all areas of healthcare delivery when meeting the needs of patients and families. Healthcare professionals (RNs, MDs, RT, LVN, social workers) are eligible to become certified Case Managers. This course delivers training to become a case manager. Some topics covered: Essentials of Case Management; Physical & Psychological Factors: Introduction to Clinical Pathways/Practice Guidelines; Insurance Lines & Health Benefits Plans; Legal Responsibilities; Disability Management; & Student Presentation of Case Studies. Course is 7 sessions; an 8th day is scheduled for presentations when class exceeds 15 students.
The Case Management Intensive course is optimized for healthcare professionals: social workers, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, utilization review, and physicians can move into new careers in case management. Of course, a career in case management can be seen as natural progression for an RN after many years on the floor, who now needs a less physically-demanding environment. Over the nine weeks, students work on and present a real life complex case study that will demonstrate integration.
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Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
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Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program. Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited.
The program helps prepare qualified candidates for the Certified Case Manager (CCM) designation through the Commission for Case Manager Certification (ccmcertification.org).
RN, BS, CCM
RN, MSN, CNS, CCM
The Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) defines case management as: “a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet an individual’s health needs, using communication and available resources to promote quality, cost-effective outcomes.” (www.ccmcertification.org)
The certificate program can be completed within one university quarter. This face-to-face course is designed as 7 full day class sessions, plus a case study project presented over two days. A typical schedule will be 9 consecutive Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, although in winter quarter, we compress the dates to accommodate students from outside the San Diego region (see when and where is it offered below). On the first day, students are assigned a case study on which they will work for the duration of the program. This case study will be presented on the last day and a half of class; the final grade in the class is based on this project. Students can expect to spend a minimum of 18 hours outside of class working on this case study project.
This intensive-format course is offered thrice each year, winter, spring and fall quarters. For winter quarter 2017, the dates will be February 17 to March 10 (Fridays-Saturdays only, plus Tursday, March 2), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Class location is in our University City Center, 6256 Greenwich Drive, San Diego, CA 92121. You may call the center for directions at 858-534-3400.
Enrollment is open to anyone with an interest in working in the field of case management; a
nursing degree is not required. That said, the course is optimized for healthcare professionals: social workers, physical therapists, rehabilitation counselors, utilization review and physicians can
move into new careers in case management. Of course, a career in case management can be seen as natural progression for an RN after many years on the floor, who now needs a less physically-demanding environment.
Hospitals, clinics, home health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, insurance companies, HMOs, long
term care facilities, and more, all need case managers. We do not provide job placement services, but because the goal of professional education is to prepare students for employment or advancement, our
instructors make a point of discussing placement options in every class.
The Specialized Certificate documents your 90 hour course of study, focusing on relevant and applicable job knowledge. A student can earn the certificate with no job experience, and indeed, many people take the course in order to find first time employment as a case manager. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the certificate. Certification (as a CCM, for example) comes from taking and passing a proctored exam such asoffered through the CCMC (Commission for Case Manager Certification), the prerequisite for which is a minimum level of on-the-job experience. This is the method to receive “CCM” designation; please visit the CCMC website at www.ccmcertification.org for details.
No. On the first day of class, the lead instructor brings a wide selection of textbooks and manuals for students to peruse to get an idea of the format they prefer (these are not for sale; they are from the personal collection of the instructor). However, if students wish to purchase a textbook prior to the first day of class, we recommend students purchase:
The Case Management Intensive course is $1,195 (Wintersection ID: 121050). The Certificate Fee is $60. The recommended textbook is about $55- $75 (if ordered through Amazon—see "Is there a required textbook for this class?").
You may enroll by phone by calling 858-534-3400 (Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to noon).
You may also enroll online here. Be sure to have the section ID of the course ready when you call or enroll online; see "How much does the program cost?"
No. You must enroll in the Case Management Intensive course to have a seat in the class.
UC San Diego Extension facilitates private education loans through UC Approved Lenders. Information on these programs can be found at extension.ucsd.edu/financial. State-Funded Training is available through EDD (Employment Development Dept.); information is on their site: www.edd.ca.gov.
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