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 #7 on its list of 100 Best Jobs (#5 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.
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.
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 working.
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 are a couple of exceptions.
If you are interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Midwifery, you will have two skills intensives that take place on campus. The Post-Master’s Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program has one onsite visit that occurs during the first semester of psych-specific classes.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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