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Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management Specialization

Pursue Your MSN – Case Management Specialization Online!

The online Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management Specialization from Post University explores the collaborative process involving assessment, planning, facilitation, and advocacy of options and services for patients receiving care. This program offers the opportunity to build the skills you could use to improve patient outcomes through personalized services and advocacy. Coursework for your advanced degree program covers the role of nurse case managers, concepts of case management, life care planning, evidence-based nursing case management patient care, and more.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Programmatic Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and master’s degree program in nursing at Post University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202.887.6791.

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The MSN – Case Management Online Program Specialization at a Glance

Flexible Online Classes

Monthly Start Dates

36 Credit Hours

16- to 24-Month Program

Individualized Practice Experiences

Practice-Focused Curriculum for Real-World Skills

Coursework for your MSN Case Management Specialization is designed to help you build the foundation of insights and practical skills necessary to:

  • Work within an interprofessional team in nurse case management
  • Employ case management theories in patient care plan development
  • Apply care innovations to lifecare planning
  • Explore the financial and ethical aspects of case management
  • Evaluate research to enhance professional nursing practice
  • Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice
  • Become leaders and collaborators in various healthcare settings
  • Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society
  • Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment

Your MSN Case Management Online Program on Your Terms

To provide you with extra educational flexibility and choice, we offer two different tracks to help you earn your MSN: Term Based and SIMPath® (Competency Based).

Term Based (All Specializations)

  • 100% online classes
  • 8-week terms
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Consistent due dates
  • Take one class at a time

SIMPath® (Non-NP Specializations Only)

  • 100% online classes
  • 16-week semesters
  • Monthly class start dates
  • Self-paced format
  • Complete as many classes as you can*

* Start with two classes. Add in more as your schedule allows. You can register for additional classes up to the 13th week. Unfinished courses will need to be repeated.

Curriculum, Course Descriptions, & Program Outcomes

Please see the University Catalog for the online MSN program’s full curriculum with course descriptions and program outcomes.

MSN Online Admissions Requirements
View the full list of the Nursing Admissions Requirements

Our admissions team is available to walk you through the application process and answer any questions on the online MSN degree program requirements. Contact us to learn more!

Tuition & Payment Options

View the Tuition and Fees section for information for the online MSN degree program costs.

We offer several funding options as you pursue your education. Please see the Scholarships and Other Ways to Save section to learn more about our:

  • External Scholarships
  • Nursing Tuition Reductions
  • Education Partnership Program Tuition Reduction
  • Post Eagle Program (Military)
  • Payment Plans
  • And more!


This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

“Post University gave me the opportunity and tools I needed to complete my MSN in Case Management. Going back to school after 35 years of nursing practice was daunting! After graduating, I was hired in the first position I applied for and attained two certifications. The attitudes and excellence of the faculty are reflected in my success in both the program and my advancing career as an advocate for my patients.”

Greta Shealy, MSN, RN, CCM, ACM-RN

MSN - Case Management Specialization

MSN – Case Management Specialization ​FAQs

Pursuing your MSN degree online is a big step. You probably have some questions. We have answers.

What is a nurse case manager?

A nurse case manager is a registered nurse (RN) who specializes in coordinating and managing the healthcare needs of patients. They work closely with patients, healthcare providers, and insurance companies to ensure that patients receive appropriate care, treatment, and support. Nurse case managers often work in diverse healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and home healthcare agencies.


Can I earn a master’s in case management specialization online?

Yes, you can earn a master’s in case management specialization online. Post University’s online Master of Science in Nursing Case Management Specialization offers flexible online classes available in two different tracks, with individualized practice experiences.

How long does it take to earn an MSN in Case Management Specialization?

Earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Case Management Specialization typically takes about 1.5 to 2 years of full-time study. However, the duration can vary based on factors like part-time enrollment, prior coursework, and specific program requirements.


What does a nurse case manager do?

A nurse case manager plays a crucial role in coordinating healthcare services for patients. They assess patients’ needs, develop care plans, and ensure that appropriate treatments and resources are provided. Nurse case managers also collaborate with healthcare teams, insurance companies, and patients to optimize care and facilitate a smooth healthcare journey for individuals.

What is a competency-based or self-paced MSN in Case Management Specialization?

A competency-based or self-paced MSN in Case Management Specialization allows students to advance through the curriculum at their own speed, based on their mastery of specific case management skills and knowledge areas. Instead of adhering to traditional fixed schedules, students progress as they demonstrate proficiency in predefined competencies. This flexible learning model accommodates varying levels of prior experience and skills, potentially expediting or extending program completion based on individual progress.


Is it hard to obtain an MSN in Case Management Specialization?

The difficulty of obtaining a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a Case Management Specialization can vary depending on individual factors such as prior nursing experience, academic background, and the specific program’s requirements. It involves a challenging curriculum focused on case management principles and healthcare coordination. However, with dedication and support, many nurses find it achievable and rewarding, as it can help them build career-relevant skills in healthcare management and patient care coordination. Success in obtaining an MSN in Case Management Specialization primarily depends on individual effort and determination.

Pursue a Case Management Education Online at Post!

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout the MSN in case management online program. We are here to help you achieve your case management specialization career goals.

Ready to make a difference in patient outcomes with an education in case management and care coordination? Contact us to learn more about our online MSN with a specialization in case management program.

This program is not currently eligible for Title IV funding for new enrollments.

Note: This program is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any licensure or certification. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body but does assist students in understanding licensure requirements.