This Master of Science in Nursing - Women's Health Nurse Practitioner online program prepares nurses as a woman’s primary provider, promoting wellness and disease prevention throughout a woman’s life.
A Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) treats women from adolescence through adulthood, assessing, diagnosing and performing clinical management of sexual and reproductive health concerns of women. A WHNP is an independent health-care provider with prescriptive authority in all 50 states and is defined as a primary care provider under federal law.
This program is a post-licensure program designed for nurses with a BSN degree who wish to obtain a master's degree as a WHNP. The Cincinnati Online Master of Science in Nursing WHNP program is offered entirely online and is designed for working nurses who are seeking an advanced degree.
The WHNP online program requires 48 total credit hours, plus about 672 hours of clinicals, and 42 total lab hours. The coursework is usually completed within 24 months (six semesters) for full-time students, and courses are offered in a distance-friendly format.
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Individuals drawn to this specialty seek to understand the unique needs of women and to transform the client-provider relationship into one that empowers women to make informed decisions about their own health and health care.
The accelerated format can be completed in as few as 24 months. Graduates of the MSN Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program are eligible to sit for the National Certification Corp. (NCC, Inc) certification exam. Program courses are taught by accomplished and practicing professors. Graduates of this program are highly trained in the diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions.