Salt Lake City, Utah (PressExposure) March 12, 2012 -- Registered nurses (RNs) looking to enhance their career opportunities through continuing education can now explore an exciting new option at Stevens-Henager College.
The college has added a Nurse Case Manager emphasis to its Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration degree. Since the degree has been designed as a completion program, it is available only to practicing registered nurses.
Nurse case managers are responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of healthcare for patients who need extended or long-term therapy.
Some of their duties include communicating with primary healthcare providers and insurance companies; coordinating the treatment plan; ensuring the patient receives the most appropriate and effective treatment; and educating the family members of the patient about the disease, the required treatment, and the rehabilitation process thereafter.
The program, which is spread over 20 months, includes courses such as Case Management, Home Healthcare, Health Assessment, Psychological Aspects of Illness and Disability, Nursing Informatics, Managed Healthcare, etc. However, the program does not require completion of any clinical hours.
In addition to the nurse case manager role, this Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration degree prepares graduates for a variety of supervisory positions, including that of a health services and nurse manager.
The program can be pursued online or at the Ogden/West Haven campus of Stevens-Henager College, as well as its satellite in Layton.
The eligibility criteria for this nursing administration degree include a high school diploma or an equivalent GED® credential and a valid RN license. Additionally, applicants must have completed an appropriate number of college and general education credit hours before they can be enrolled in this program.
Those who meet all the requirements can begin the admission process right away, as classes start every month at Stevens-Henager College. Candidates interested in pursuing this program on-ground can also schedule a personal visit to the Ogden/West Haven campus or its satellite in Layton.
For further details on Stevens-Henager College's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Administration degree program with a Nurse Case Manager emphasis and other online healthcare degrees, call 1-888-829-2907 or visit http://www.stevenshenager.edu/ for more information.