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Managed Care Nurse


Managed Care Nurses work with patients who mainly rely on government-funded healthcare. They help patients practice preventative care, and encourage regular check-ups and vaccinations for themselves and their families. This keeps medical costs down and helps their patients stay as healthy as possible. As a Managed Care Nurse, you’ll often work with the elderly and the poor, many of who rely on programs like Medicare or Medicaid. You’ll also serve as the liaison between your patients, their insurance company, and their doctor, making sure they get consistent access to quality healthcare.

Things You'll Do:

  • Teach patients how to practice preventative care
  • Act as a liaison between your patient, their insurance company, and their doctor
  • Work with diverse group of patients

Your job characteristics:

  • Fast-paced
  • Multifaceted
  • Structured
  • Patient-facing
  • Managerial

How You'll Get There
  • Get Your
    Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Pass Your
    National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN)
  • Work as a Registered Nurse, getting clinical experience, and take continuing education courses in managed care and social work.
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  • Get Your
    Certified in managed care by the American Board of Managed Care Nursing
  • Become a
    Managed Care Nurse

More About this Specialty
  • Where You
    Can Work

    • Hospitals
    • Health insurance companies
    • Telephone triage centers

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  • How Much You
    Can Make

      an average salary of

      $35K - $45K

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  • What Else You
    Can Expect

    • A big part of your job is working with different groups (patients, insurance companies, doctors, healthcare facilities, etc.) so good communication skills are vital in this specialty.

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