Master of Science in Nursing, emphasis in Care Coordination
The American Nurses Association has defined the Nurse Care Coordinator as a specialty role in nursing that serves as a facilitator to ensure patient needs and preferences are met across the healthcare continuum through effective coordination of care among various providers. In addition the Nurse Care Coordinator oversees services ordered or planned to be appropriate based on the patient’s acuity and payer source.
National American University (NAU) offers a Masters of Sciences in Nursing emphasis in Care Coordination through the Online School of Nursing (SON) Program. Eligible applicants must have achieved a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and have an active Registered Nursing License (RN) in good standing.
Graduates from NAU's MSN emphasis in Care Coordination are prepared for the Care Coordination and Transitional Management (CCTM) Certification Exam. Additional requirements to sit for this certification include 2 years of employment as an RN Care Coordinator.
This program is offered online, with support services provided by the NAU locations listed below. Classes are offered as follows:
Online Classes Only – Students may not take any on-ground classes at the following locations:
Indianapolis, Indiana; Garden City, Overland Park, Wichita, and Wichita West, Kansas; Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Burnsville, Minnetonka, Rochester, and Roseville, Minnesota; Independence, Lee's Summit, and Zona Rosa, Missouri; Bellevue, Nebraska; Albuquerque and Albuquerque West, New Mexico; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Allen, Texas.
On-Ground Classes Permissible – In addition to online classes, students may take on-ground classes at the following locations:
Centennial, Colorado Springs, and Colorado Springs South, Colorado; Ellsworth AFB, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, and Watertown, South Dakota; Austin, Austin South, Georgetown, Houston, Lewisville, Mesquite, and Richardson, Texas.