It is important to understand that there is a distinction between certificate education and board certification. In nursing certificate education when RNs prepare in a new area of practice a Certificate of Completion is awarded. This is what you receive upon successful completion of the National RN Case Manager Certificate Program. Your Certificate is important as it demonstrates to an employer that you have acquired specialized knowledge and are prepared to practice in RNCM roles. Your Certificate also builds on your nursing degree(s) and should be added to the Education section of your resume.

The National RN Case Manager Certificate Program is a 32 CE ANCC approved professional development activity focused on role development.  This program prepares you for practice while board certification involves taking and passing a national exam to achieve specialty credentialing. There is not currently an education only pathway to board certification. Instead practice hours in the role are required by certifying organizations.

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