A Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) is an advanced-practice nurse who is able to diagnose and manage common and some complex medical conditions in female patients throughout their lifespan. WHNPs focus on reproductive, obstetric, and gynecological health, providing diagnostic care and treatment, as well as preventive health maintenance.
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The University of Cincinnati’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program is ideal for registered nurses seeking an advanced degree in women’s health. The program prepares nurses to become primary care providers for female patients, promoting wellness and disease prevention throughout a woman’s life.
UC’s program is one of the top Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Programs online, and is nationally recognized for our academic standards, diversity and inclusion efforts, technology application, and research activity.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner online program is designed for working nurses with busy schedules, and our online MSN program enables you to pursue your professional goals on your own time.
The University of Cincinnati’s online WHNP program helps students gain insight into the unique needs and challenges of working with women of all ages. Our courses focus on promoting the importance of the client-provider relationship and empowering women to make informed decisions regarding their health and well-being.
* ANCC certification pass rates are based on 2022 graduates. Data published 3/10/2023.
Are you a registered nurse who wants to take your career to the next level by earning an advanced degree that includes training in the diagnosis and management of female patients throughout their lifetime? Then a career as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner may be the perfect career for you.
As a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, you’ll treat women from adolescence through adulthood — assessing, diagnosing, and performing clinical management of sexual and reproductive health concerns. WHNPs take great pride in their services to the community and play an integral role in patient care and recovery. WHNPs have varying levels of autonomy.
Career opportunities for WHNPs are likely to be very strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the nurse practitioner workforce is projected to grow 45 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
This growth is due to an increase in the demand for healthcare services, including an increased emphasis on preventive care and demand for healthcare services from the aging population.
The average annual salary for nurse practitioners is $111,680, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Graduates of our Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program are eligible to sit for the National Certification Corp. certification exam. Once passed, a licensed nurse practitioner qualifies as an independent healthcare provider with prescriptive authority in all 50 states.
If you are an employee or member of one of our partner organizations, you may be eligible for a tuition scholarship.
Each Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program can be done in as little as two years. There are additional options available for several programs that allow students to take these programs at a slower pace. Although these options extend the length of the selected program, they often make it a more feasible option for the student.
The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program is a part-time program built to be completed in as little as four semesters, or one year and four months. The Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner program has no set time frame due to the extremely customizable nature of the curriculum.
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and work.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
Most of our programs do not require onsite visits, but there is one exception. If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have 1 skills intensives that takes place on campus.
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