Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN)



First Advisor

Joyce P Miller


The role of a Registered Nurse case manager in the acute care setting has been proven to be cost effective and integral to patient flow through the healthcare continuum, including the complex reimbursement systems. Registered Nurse case management is a relatively new nursing specialty of a Midwest medical center that lacks a standardized training process and resource availability upon orientation completion. The objective of this project is to develop a plan for the creation of a a pocket resource guide for new RN case managers using Margaret Newman's Theory of Health as Expanding Consciousness for guidance. Evidence-based practice literature and input from current RN case mangers was explored and examined for development of the guide. Support and further resources for this project are required from nursing leadership. The comprehensive findings from this research substantiate the creation of this valuable tool for new RN case managers.


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