The University of Cincinnati’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner 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.
This degree requires 49 credit hours and 672 hours of clinics. This coursework can be completed in six semesters or two years of study. Our courses are taught online by our team of accomplished and practicing professors. What’s more, the University of Cincinnati’s Nursing Program is ranked #10 for online graduate nursing programs by U.S. News and World Report.
To learn more, we encourage interested students to view a sample of our curriculum.
The focus of this course is the understanding of biostatistics and their application to nursing and evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and appraisal of data analyses for the selection and use of best evidence for making practical conclusions about empirical data.
This course builds upon basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. It provides an in-depth consideration of molecular physiology while integrating examples of physiological principles most likely to be encountered by the advanced practice nurse. Basic and translational research into biochemical, molecular and organ system function will be emphasized. Current thought concerning age-related changes and theories of physiology across the lifespan will be included.
Students explore the anatomical and physiological basis for advanced nursing practice in reproductive health care. Topics include genetics and reproductive endocrinology in the adult female, male, fetus and neonate. The course examines normal and abnormal fetal development from the perspective of maternal and environmental influences.
This course guides students in exploring political, economical, ethical and social forces that currently impact decision making in health care. Patterns of influence that drive current policy development are examined and proposal of advocacy behaviors is encouraged.
This course examines the theoretical underpinnings of evidence-based practice. Emphasis is placed on applying a range of theories from nursing and related fields for the provision of high-quality health care.
This course is designed to assist the graduate student in developing the knowledge and skills needed for the application of research findings to evidence-based practice and advanced nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, directed at risk reduction and health promotion.
Students develop the knowledge and skills necessary for the performance of a comprehensive health assessment. Synthesis of data including diagnostic study interpretation is emphasized.
This course prepares nurses for professional roles in advanced nursing practice with knowledge of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles of common drug categories used to prevent illness and to restore and maintain health for client systems across the lifespan. Mechanisms of action, pharmacologic response, usual doses, adverse effects, indications, interactions, compatibilities, contraindications and routes of administration will be emphasized in acute and chronic conditions. Six hours of legal, ethical and financial content related to prescribing is addressed in this course as required by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
This course introduces advanced the practice nursing role in Women’s Health, addressing concepts of care management, the nursing process, utilization of paradigms of wellness and health, and communication pertinent to women’s health nursing practice.
This course provides students with the theoretical base to assess, diagnose and manage the care of client systems across the lifespan with selected episodic health pattern alterations. Students will focus on the promotion, maintenance and restoration of client system’s health patterns. Culturally competent, holistic, ethical, age- and gender-specific, and risk-stratified care will be discussed. Non-pharmacologic aspects of care such as teaching and coaching will be addressed as well as the pharmacologic management designed to help clients achieve desired outcomes. Evidence-based practice will serve as the basis for care management. This course includes 0.5 credits (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content.
This course is part of a series of sequential clinical courses in Women’s Health Care and prepares the student to provide primary care of episodic illnesses throughout the lifespan. Students will engage in comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and women’s health-care management for women across the lifespan and assume professional practice roles and responsibilities in managing common health pattern variations pertaining to gynecological and primary care. Emphasis is on family-centered, community-based health care for diverse client systems.
This course, the first in a series of two sequential courses, lays the foundation for the women’s health care management process and the care of women across the lifespan. It prepares students to assume professional roles and responsibilities in the management of normal and common health pattern variations pertaining to gynecological care. There are at least 0.5 credits (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content. Emphasis is on family-centered, community-based health care for diverse client systems.
This course is the first in a series of three sequential clinical courses in Women’s Health Care. The student will engage in comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and management of women’s health care across the lifespan. The student will assume a professional practice role and responsibility for management of normal and common health pattern variations pertaining to gynecological care. Emphasis is on family-centered, community-based health care for diverse client systems.
This course, the second in a sequence of two, prepares students to assume professional roles in the care of normal antepartal women and those with health pattern variations with an at-risk pregnancy. Emphasis is placed on the collaborative management of interventions to achieve desired outcomes during pregnancy. Included are at least 0.5 credits (5 clock hours) of pharmacology content. Students use scholarly inquiry to further develop their practice knowledge. Research related to normal and at-risk client systems is applied.
This course, the second in a series of three sequential clinical courses in women’s health care, prepares students to assume the professional practice roles in the care of normal antepartal women and those with health pattern variations with an at-risk pregnancy. Emphasis is placed on the collaborative management of interventions to achieve desired outcomes during pregnancy. Students use scholarly inquiry to further develop their practice. Evidence-based research as related to normal and at-risk client systems is applied.
The course is designed to present a global perspective of selected contemporary physiological, psychological and sociocultural issues and concepts associated with women’s health. Variations in women’s health conditions are discussed from a diagnostic, treatment and intervention perspective.
This course, the third in a sequence of three, prepares the student for the fully integrated practice of women’s health care to include primary care of episodic illness throughout the lifespan. The professional, social, political, legal, ethical, economic and financial factors that affect women’s health care practice are analyzed.
This is a culminating experience in which one of three foci are selected: (1) integration of research findings into practice with evaluation of client system outcomes; or (2) evaluation of current nursing practice through examination of relevant client system clinical outcomes; or (3) description of new knowledge with potential for enhancing nursing practice.
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 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.
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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