I've been considering attending a post-graduate certificate program in nursing education that leads to NLN certification as a nurse educator. It certainly is a "mark of professionalism" but not sure if it offers a solid pathway to pursuing employment in higher nursing education. Interesting article in PubMed: " What Is the Value of Nurse Educator Certification? A Comparison Study of Certified and Noncertified Nurse Educators - PubMed (nih.gov) I'm looking for regionally accredited schools that offer the program online at an affordable price. Is there any added value in adding this credential from a higher-priced, reputable school like Johns Hopkins or MGH, or is the national certification the prize? With that said, I hold an MSN from a RA school but the DHA from a TRACS school which I fear may not hold much weight in searching for a job in nursing education. I may enroll in a DNP program but the reality is that schools of nursing prefer the Ph.D. in Nursing. The CNE appears to be a good credential recognized and developed by nursing educators. I love to teach and look forward to your comments and ideas.