Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

Husson University's Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Track will educate Masters-prepared Family and Adult Nurse Practitioners in the care of women across the lifespan--from adolescence to menopause and beyond, with an emphasis on reproductive-gynecologic health. Coursework includes a combination of didactic and internship that will build on the student's existing primary care knowledge. Content is delivered in a "hybrid" fashion, in a combination of on-line, on-campus and experiential learning activities. A total of 21 credit hours and 688 internship hours are scheduled to be completed within a 12-month time frame.

Scope of Practice
The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse prepared at the master's degree level as a nurse practitioner, whose focus is the care of women across the lifespan. The WHNP is a specialist in women's health and provides gynecological services including well-woman care, health education, contraceptive counseling and prenatal care. Women's Health Nurse Practitioners practice under the rules and regulations of State Boards of Nursing.

Credentials and Certification
Graduation from the programs provides the MSN-prepared WHNP with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, eligible to sit for the national certifying examination.