must meet an acceptable minimum level of basic knowledge of the following
1. Managed Care Overview
2. Healthcare Economics
3. Healthcare Management
4. Patient Issues
knowledge is verified in one of two ways:
Candidates can purchase the curriculum material from the American
Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) at
www.aamcn.org/home_study.htm. At the completion of
this course work (completion is defined as CEUs and post test submitted and
received), the candidate has 120 days to sit for the exam. Course materials
may not be shared with other candidates for eligibility requirements.
Candidates can submit a signed job description, resume and educational
background that attests to completion of equivalent course work taken
elsewhere to the ABMCN Board of Directors for approval to sit for the exam.
Review of candidates submitting this form of eligibility is performed on a
quarterly basis by the Board of Directors.
registered nurse license or a license in practical nursing or clinical social
work license in any American
State, territory, or protectorate.
certification will be renewed at three-year intervals beginning January 1st
following the completion of the certification exam, if the nurse demonstrates on
going professional development with proof of 25 CEU's, verification of current
licensure as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, and a $55.00
licensing fee. Documentation of an approved program of continuing education must
be submitted to the ABMCN.
following reference materials are provided to help examination candidates.
Please be aware that this reading list does not completely delineate the
parameters of the examination. It is merely a suggested means for reviewing
your personal education and practical experience in the field.
Managed Care:Made In America. Birenbaum, Arnold. Greenwood Publishing Group,
Westport, CT. 1998
Essentials of Managed Health
Care. Kongstvedt, Peter R. Fifth Edition. Jones and
Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. 2007
The Managed Health Care
Handbook. Kongstvedt, Peter R. Fourth Edition. Jones and
Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. 2001
The Case Manager's Handbook. Mullahy, Catherine, Jensen, Deborah. Jones and
Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. 2004
Prevention, Intervention and Outcomes.
Hoeman, Shirley. Fourth Edition. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, MO.
The Americans With Disabilities
Act. Hablutzel, Nancy & McMahon, Brian T. GR Press/St.
Lucie Press, Del Ray Beach, FL. 1992
Case Management for Health Care
Howe, Rufus. Amazon.com.
Rehabilitation: Principles, Strategies and Tools for Effective Program
Management. Landrum, Pat Kitchell, Schmidt, Nancy D., & McLean,
Jr. Alvin. Aspen Publishers, Gaithersburg, MD. 1995
A Nurses Introduction to
American Association of Managed Care Nurses, 2007.
The Journal of Care Management. Mason Medical Communications, Inc., Fairfield, CT.
Workers' Compensation Managed
Care. Capital Publication, Inc., Alexandria, VA .
Case Management: A Practical
Guide to Success in Managed Care,
Powell, Suzanne K. Second Edition. Lippincott-Raven Publishers. 1999
does not benefit financially from any course work or materials used to prepare
for the ABMCN board examination.
Registering for the CMCN or CMCP Examination
Once coursework or proof of education is completed, please send:
1. Examination fee of $250
2. Completion of
official application form
Proctor Agreement Form
4. Copy of current nursing or clinical social work license
The CMCN examination is
offered through a Proctor. Your Supervisor, Human Resources or Continuing
Education representative or any other person
supervisor or current CMCN)
not eligible for the CMCN can Proctor your exam.
Examination scores are
confidential. A Pass/Fail notification will be forwarded to the candidates
address on the application,
within eight weeks following the examination date.
The CMCN designation is
strictly limited to those individuals who:
Have met all the criteria of the ABMCN, and have been officially notified
of their certification by the ABMCN.
Have renewed their certification as required by the ABMCN.
Other individuals who represent themselves as being certified may be
subject to legal action.
Candidates who receive a non-passing grade may retake the exam again with
submittal of new application paperwork and examination fee.
How Do I Get An Application?
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“Exam Application” to submit your application on line. You may also call Rene at
804-527-1905 or email her at
firstname.lastname@example.org for an application. If you prefer to mail or fax
your application, you may complete the online form and print it out. This can be
faxed to 804-747-5316 or mailed to:
The American Board of Managed Care Nursing
4435 Waterfront Dr., Ste.
101, Glen Allen, VA 23060