Online Master's in Nursing-Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program

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UC Online’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.

Our flexible program is offered entirely online on a full or part-time basis with start dates in both the fall and spring. You must already have a BSN to enroll in the program. Though not required, the most successful students will already have a year or more of work as an RN.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

Our 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 wellbeing.

This degree requires 48 credit hours, 672 hours of clinics, and 42 total lab hours. For full-time students, this coursework can be completed in as little as six semesters or two full years of study. Our courses are taught online by our team of accomplished and practicing professors. What’s more, UC Online’s Nursing program is ranked #11 for online graduate programs by US News and World Report. To learn more, we encourage interested students to view a sample of our curriculum.

Becoming A Nurse Practitioner: Careers In Women’s Health

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 Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) is defined as a primary care provider under federal law.

After completion of the program, graduates will be highly trained in the diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions experienced by women.

A WHNP treats women from adolescence through adulthood—assessing, diagnosing, and performing clinical management of sexual and reproductive health concerns.

Learn more about our Online Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program today!

UC Online’s Master’s in Nursing—Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program provides registered nurses with the skills needed to serve as primary care physicians for women. Eager to learn more? Request more information. Ready to take the next step? Start your application today.


Quick Facts

  • BSN required.
  • One year or more of RN work preferred.
  • This distance learning, online program admits students each term.
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