Welcome to my Resource Page. Here I will share special reports and other published works that I have written on Case Management Certification and Patient Advocacy, over the year. As a case manager and patient advocate leader, my goal is to share resources and tools professionals can use to improve the delivery of care. Check back often as new resources are added from time to time.
We are Made of Stories: Stories from a Nurse Advocate
Storytelling is a way to teach, work through issues and understand challenges that if not resolved can cause your life to get off track. Storytelling helped me tell my story of how a life-changing illness changed my life, helped me to be a better nurse, and open many doors which have given me new opportunities
We Are Made of Stories: Stories from a Nurse Advocate is a compilation of a few of the most meaningful Blog Posts from my weekly Blog, Nurse Advocate. I segmented them into different chapters that will teach and enable you to become your own best advocate when you enter the complex world of healthcare.
The posts are written for people ( patients, and their caregivers), to help them better understand the complex world of healthcare. The information is also meant to be read by all members of the healthcare team, so they understand what people go through when they enter the healthcare system. The goal is for each member of the care team to realize how important they are to the people they come into contact with through their work.
I hope the Stories in this Special Report, help you, your family, and your healthcare team has a safe and effective journey.
Download, We are Made of Stories: Stories from a Nurse Advocate. Read it, make notes that are important to you, and please share it with your family, friends and colleagues. It is my gift to you!
Stepping Up to Certification, The Helping Professionals Guide to Certification (Updated January 2021)
Achieving certification is part of one’s professional development. Doing so allows you to demonstrate your expertise and experience in your chosen field of practice. Case managers have several national certifications they can achieve, but which one is the right one? Only you can make that decision. Stepping Up To Certification, The Case Managers Guide to Certification is an objective and comprehensive report that provides an overview of the available national certifications specifically in the area of case management. If you are thinking about stepping up to certification this is a must-read report! Stepping Up to Certification, The Case Manager’s Guide to Certification was made possible through a sponsorship by Case Management Institute.
2022 Case Management Salary and Trends Special Report
We are often asked about the salary of case managers. To answer this question The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) and the Case Management Institute (CMI) collaborated on a 2022 Case Management Salary and Trends Survey.
The survey results show that most case managers (62%) earn a base salary of $80,000 or more. Over a quarter of case managers (27%) earn $100,000 per year or more. 8% make $130,000 or more annual base salary while only 7% of case managers reported a salary under $60,000. In addition, 84% of case managers’ salaries were listed at or above $70,000 per year. (Cooper-Gillingham et al., 2022)
Furthermore, 65% of case managers reported an increase in their salary over the last year and 85% of case managers are satisfied with the salary they receive. (Cooper-Gillingham et al., 2022)
2020 Case Management Salary and Trends Special Report
The 2020 Case Management Salary & Trends Survey Special Report provides a visual snapshot of the practice of case management and the professionals who make up the practice. Case management professionals help patients and their caregivers better navigate the complex healthcare system. It is a recognized strategy utilized in every sector of the healthcare system to ensure healthcare is safe, effective, coordinated, and evidence-based, to meet the individual needs of the patient. Click the link below to download your special report.
2018 Case Management Salary and Trends Special Report
Want to compare how the survey results and trends have changed from the last special report? 2018 Case Management Salary & Trends Special Report was compiled in 2018. You can compare it to the new 2020 report to see what changes occurred between the two reports and any new trends to the profession.
Second Acts: Reflections from Nurses to Inspire the Next Generation of Nurses!
This report has been a goal of mine for some time, and I am happy to share it with you. Please take the time to read each of the articles and allow them to inspire you to move forward in your career. Take in the spirit and the passion each author has shared. This report is our gift to you, the next generation of nursing! Enjoy the report! Feel free to share this page with your nursing colleagues or those who are looking for career options. I hope this work provides you with insights that will inspire you to move forward. Click Here to Download Your Own Report!
A Special Report for Nurses. Nurses, Moving Beyond the Bedside: There Are No Limits
Opportunities abound for nurses as they advance in their careers! Nurses, Moving Beyond the Bedside; There are No Limits is a comprehensive report providing over 30 practice settings nurses can explore as they move forward. It is my hope that this report serves as a path to start your journey as YOU, Move Beyond The Bedside! Click here to get your copy.
Preparing for Case Management Certification?
There are a lot of resources out there, to help you prepare for the Case Manager Certification. The leading resources I have found come from Deanna Gillingham and Case Management Institute with a number of resources those preparing for case manager certification can utilize.
Click here to explore the various resources to help you prepare.
CCM Certification Made Easy was written specifically to help you pass the Certified Case Manager (CCM) exam. This book is the ultimate resource for case managers preparing for the CCM examination. It has been created and organized based on the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) exam blueprint by a certified case manager, so readers can feel confident that they are studying pertinent material. Each of the book’s chapters addresses one of the five knowledge domains covered on the exam.
Each chapter is further broken down to cover each of the topics outlined in the exam blueprint. CCM Certification Made Easy provides a comprehensive yet concise review of the core material needed to pass the CCM exam and is provided in a well-organized, easy-to-read format, to help you make the most efficient use of your study time. No filler or fluff, just the facts.
CCM Certification Made Easy is not just another CCM Exam prep book, it is an indispensable tool for passing your CCM Exam and beyond. Check it out at Case Management Study Guide to learn more!
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