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
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Messiah University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationMaster Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Occupational License, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Applicants must have a minimum of one year recent professional nursing practice.