Case Management Nurse Exam

This resource will help you prepare for the Case Management Nurse exam. You’ll learn about registration details, what to expect during test day, materials to bring, items that aren’t allowed, plus content that will be assessed.

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Case Management Test Background

The exam is a key step as you work toward earning the Registered Nurse-Board Certified (RN-BC) credential. The exam is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies in conjunction with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The exam is competency-based and assesses whether registered nurses have the basic, entry level knowledge for the nursing case management specialty. Once successfully passed, the credential stays in effect for five years.

Exam Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have the equivalent of two years or more as a full-time registered nurse.
  • Have an active, current RN license in a U.S. state or territory or hold a legal, professional equivalent in a foreign nation.
  • Have completed at least 2,000 hours of nursing case management in a clinical practice within the past three years.
  • Have finished at least 30 hours of nursing case management continuing education during the past three years.

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Costs and Payment Options

The cost varies, based on whether you’re a member of the American Nurses Association. If you’re a member, your cost will be $295. Non-members pay $395. These fees include non-refundable costs of $140.

Times and Locations

Exam locations and times can be found at

Test Duration:

The exam is scheduled for three hours. Note: Arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time.

What to Bring:

One form of Identification — a government-issued photo ID (valid driver’s license, passport or state- or military-issued ID, etc.)

What Not to Bring:

  • Books, paper or notes
  • Calculators
  • Tissues
  • Food or drink (including water)
  • Any phones, PDAs or personal electronic devices of any kind

A Closer Look at the Test

What the Exam Measures

You’ll be assessed on four domains of knowledge:

  • Domain 1: Professional Foundation (20% with 25 Questions) — Includes a review of standards, tools and concepts in nursing case management, standards of practice, clinical pathways and guidelines and tools, along with evidence-based practice, and more.
  • Domain 2: Care Coordination (30% with 37 Questions) — Covers health care utilization, including management concepts, and payer and reimbursement methodology, and skills in determining utilization review criteria, client negotiation, care planning and denial/appeal facilitation.
  • Domain 3: Quality Management (30% with 38 Questions) — Assesses Quality and performance improvement, including process quality, quality indicators, risk management and benchmarking. Also reviews risk and liability skills, collecting data and cost-benefit analysis, plus outcome evaluation tools, data management and synthesizing data to enhance service levels.
  • Domain 4: Health Promotion (20% with 25 Questions) — Includes disease management, wellness promotion, client education, and more.


The results for this exam are pass or fail. Those who fail the exam will receive a report outlining details for each section of the test.

Number of Questions:

In general, the exam is made up of 150 questions, including 125 scored items, and 25 pretest questions.

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