After making some tough decisions about my RN career and education, I decided that I want to be a health & wellness educator.
I have a BS in another field, and an Associates RN degree. I sent my transcripts in to NCHEC and they told me I need some additional classes to sit for the CHES exam.
But since the commission is not specific as to what classes to take (they recommend classes in the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Educators which is vague to me.) I am looking for a good online certificate program in Health Education. Any recommendations? Preferably accredited AND inexpensive.
Also I would love to hear from those that have passed the CHES exam. Do you feel it was a worthy accreditation to have? Or is getting a Certification in public health better?
Either way my goals are education & wellness with an emphasis on nutrition. I know as an RN that works against the 'system' especially in terms of income...but I feel I could do really well in health education. So any success stories in health education/wellness coaching is also encouraging.