Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Careers, Cincinnati Online

A Cincinnati women's health nurse practitioner student practices checking on a patient in a hospital bed.

A WHNP (Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner) is a registered nurse who has completed an advanced nursing education including training in the diagnosis and management of common and some complex medical conditions in female patients. WHNPs take great pride in their services to the community and play an integral role in patient care and recovery. Nurse practitioners have varying levels of autonomy.

Here are a few of the many options available for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.

  • Cardiovascular Care
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Services
  • Geriatric
  • Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Acute Care for Women
  • Women’s Primary Care
  • Antepartum, Intrapartum, and Postpartum Issues
  • Non-Surgical Gynecological Care
  • Childbirth and Delivery Issues
  • Reproductive Health
  • Puberty and Menopause

Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

National WHNP Salary/Wage Estimates (1)








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Annual Wage (2)






(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners, on the internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/nurse-anesthetists-nurse-midwives-and-nurse-practitioners.htm (visited Dec. 21, 2016).

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.