Advance your nursing career
Master of science in nursing (MSN), women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP) degree
Promote women's health and advance in your nursing career by
earning a master of science in nursing degree with a
specialization as a women's health nurse practitioner.
National workforce data indicates that many current women's
health nurse practitioners are nearing retirement age. At Carlow
University, we are responding to this critical need by offering the
only WHNP graduate program in Western Pennsylvania. As such, this
MSN program, is leading the way for many regional providers of women's
health care, providing a means to employ qualified, compassionate,
and dedicated women's health nurse practitioners specifically
trained to provide obstetrical and gynecological care.
If you are passionate about women's health issues across the
lifespan, from puberty, through the child-bearing years, to
post-menopause, and as elders, the master of science in nursing
program is right for you.
- Flexible, hybrid format: Mix of in-person and online
- Part-time and full-time scheduling options
- Available at 3 locations: Oakland, Greensburg, and
- Can be completed in a little more than two years (if enrolled
- Easy to apply - no GRE or GMAT required
- Also available: A
post-graduate certificate in WHNP
Graduates of this WHNP program are eligible to sit for board
certification as a women's health nurse practitioner through the NCC (National Certification
Corporation). The program is approved by the
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. All members of the WHNP
faculty maintain clinical practices and national certification.
In this program, you will complete a total of 49 credits,
including courses in each of the areas of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and advanced physical assessment and diagnostics. You
will also complete a total of 600 clinical hours, which will take
place in a wide variety of urban and rural health care agencies
providing specialty care for women.
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WHNP program information
The total number of credits in the WHNP program is 49 and includes coursework in pathophysiology, pharmacology and advanced physical assessment and diagnostics. Clinical hours in the WHNP program total 600, and will take place in a wide variety of urban and rural health care agencies providing specialty care for women.
Review our course offerings in our course catalog or view the plan of study.
Graduates will find employment in a wide variety of health care settings such as health care systems, physician’s offices, health maintenance organizations, women’s health centers, and clinics in both urban and rural medically underserved communities.