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:
1. Candidates can
complete the “Comprehensive Introduction to Managed Care Nursing” curriculum
available from the American Association of Managed Care Nurses (AAMCN) at
www.aamcn.org. At the
completion of this course work (completion is defined as post-test and
submitted and certificate received), the candidate has 4 months to sit for
the exam. Course materials may not be shared with other candidates for
2. 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 by the
Board of Directors.
Current registered nurse (RN)
license or a license in practical nursing (LPN or LVN), clinical social work license
licensed as a professional counselor (LPC) in any American State, territory, or
The 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 CE's, verification of current licensure as a
Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Social Worker, Counselor and a
$55.00 licensing fee. Documentation of an approved program of continuing
education must be submitted to the ABMCN.
Registration & Examination Fee
To register send:
Registration fee of $250
Completed official application form
Proctor agreement form
Copy of current nursing license or social work license, or
counselor license (online
license verification accepted)
Verification of basic knowledge attained
The examination is offered through a proctor of your choice. The proctor can
administer the exam in paper format or on a computer with secure internet
access. There are multiple options for you to find an acceptable proctor:
Your supervisor, manager,
human resources or continuing education representative can proctor your exam
in-person or remotely
Anyone who already is CMCN
or CMCP certified may proctor your exam
The exam is offered at both
of AAMCN’s annual conferences
for an additional $25
You may take the exam at
your local library that offers proctoring services
You may take the exam at a
college testing center
You may take the exam
remotely with ExamRoom.AI for an additional $25
Examination scores are
confidential. A Pass/Fail notification will be forwarded by US mail to the
candidate within two weeks of receiving the completed examination.
How Do I Apply?
Write, Phone, Email or Fax
The American Board of Managed Care Nursing
4435 Waterfront Drive, Suite 101
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
OR CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE
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. These are
only suggestions for additional information.
Leadership and Nursing Care Management. Huber,
Diane. Fifth Edition. Elsevier Health Sciences. 2013.
Introduction to Care Coordination and Nursing Management. Fero, Laura J.,
Charlotte Herrick, and Jie Hu. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA. 2011.
Essentials of Managed
Kongstvedt, Peter R. Fifth Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury,
Essentials of Managed Health Care.
Kongstvedt, Peter R. Sixth Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers,
Sudbury, MA. 2013.
Managed Care: What It Is and How It Works.
Kongstvedt, Peter R. Third Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers,
Sudbury, MA. 2009.
The Managed Health Care
Kongstvedt, Peter R. Fourth Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury,
The Case Manager's Handbook. Mullahy, Catherine,
and Deborah Jensen. Fifth Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA.
Prevention, Intervention and Outcomes.
Hoeman, Shirley. Fourth Edition. Mosby Elsevier, St. Louis, MO. 2007
Case Management: From Essentials to Advanced Practice Applications. Cohen,
Elaine, and Toni G. Cesta. Elsevier Mosby. 2005.
A Nurses Introduction to
American Association of Managed Care Nurses, 2007. Third Edition. 2011.
Case Management: A
Practical Guide to Success in Managed Care, Powell,
Suzanne K. Second Edition. Lippincott-Raven Publishers. 1999
The ABMCN does not benefit
financially from any course work or materials used to prepare for the ABMCN