Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Nursing Education
Messiah University

Program Details

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Nursing Education prepares students to lead and teach in a variety of educational and clinical settings. This certificate is designed for nurses who already hold an advanced degree and want to pursue new career opportunities.

Graduates will be prepared to sit for the National League for Nursing (NLN) Certified Nurse Educator exam after meeting eligibility requirements. Classes cover topics including curriculum in nursing education, principles of measurement and evaluation, and teaching methods for clinical practice in nursing education. Coursework in this online Nurse Educator program was created to be instantly relevant to the student’s career.

Graduates can pursue positions such as:

  • Clinical nurse educator
  • Undergraduate nursing education teacher
  • Clinical or classroom nursing instructor

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

% 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)

Applicaton Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have an advanced nursing degree (MSN or higher) without an educator focus from an accredited nursing program and a regionally accredited institution
  • Unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse (United States and territories)
  • Minimum of one year of recent professional nursing practice