Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Nursing Administration
Messiah University

Program Details

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Nursing Administration prepares students to successfully lead at the organizational and executive levels. This certificate is designed for nurses who already hold an advanced degree and want to pursue new career opportunities.

The program addresses the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) key competencies and the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) Standards of Professional Performance for Nursing Administration to prepare students for national certification. Courses explore nursing administration and executive leadership, collaboration in interprofessional teams, economics of healthcare, and organizational effectiveness.

Graduates can advance their career into roles such as:

  • Nurse administrator
  • Director of nursing
  • Nurse manager

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Messiah University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a minimum of one year recent professional nursing practice.