Careers: MSN Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Careers: MSN Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
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Money Icon Career Outlook

Career opportunities for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners are likely to be very strong. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the nurse practitioner workforce will grow by 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The median annual wages for nurse practitioners is $113,980. U.S. News & World Report names Nurse Practitioner as #2 on its list of 100 Best Jobs (#1 in Health Care).

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.

What You Can do with a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Degree

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. A WHNP treats 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.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Nurse Practitioners $121,610 11%
Career Opportunities:
  • 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

By the numbers

“Employment of nurse practitioners is projected to grow 31 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations."
Bureau of Labor Statistics
“The median annual wage for a WHNP is $113,930.”
Bureau of Labor Statistics