Post-Master's Nursing Certificate, Women's Health
Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
Advance your nursing career in a specialty area that speaks to
By pursuing this post-master's certificate at Carlow University,
you can position yourself as a specialized nursing leader in a
variety of health care settings, such as home health agencies,
physician's offices, health maintenance organizations, family
health centers, and clinics in both urban and medically underserved
rural communities. Graduates from this program are eligible to be
certified as nurse practitioners in family/individual across the
Set yourself apart as a uniquely qualified advanced practice
nurse specializing in women's health and open the door to the next
stage of your career. Request more
- Graduates can be certified as nurse practitioners in family/individual across lifespan.
- The total number of credits is 37.
- Clinical hours total 600 and take place in a wide variety of urban and rural health care agencies.
- program can be completed at the Main Oakland Campus, Greensburg or Cranberry
To enter this program, you will need to successfully complete
the core Women's Health Nurse Practitioner MSN courses, which are
NU703, NU705, NU712, NU725, and NU737. Once entering the program,
you will complete a total of 37 course credits as well as 600
clinical hours. These clinical hours will take place in a wide
variety of urban and rural health care agencies. View the
plan of study for
an outline of WHNP courses offered by semester.
Eager to take the next step? Review our nursing application
requirements, or apply
now if you're ready. (It's free.)
Still need to earn your master's degree in
nursing? Specialize in
WHNP in our full MSN program
NU720 Health Risks in Communities
This graduate-level course deals with health risks in
communities. High-risk populations, aggregates, and communities
comprise the focus for investigation. Risk appraisal methods and
evidence-based strategies to identify and prevent health risks in
individuals and communities are examined. Trends and current issues
related to health risks are explored.
NU757 Advanced Practice Nursing in Women's Health Theory
This third women's health course focuses on complex issues in
gynecologic care of women. Students will be provided the
opportunity to synthesize and integrate research, theories,
concepts, and advanced skills into a framework for advanced nursing
practice in women's health care, applying physiologic,
developmental, psychosocial, and cultural factors to diverse
populations, from adolescence to senescence. Analysis is used to
evaluate contemporary trends and issues, as well as policies that
have an impact on the delivery of health care to women.
NU792 Integration of Advanced Practice Nursing Role
This course is a master's capstone course in which students will
integrate the knowledge gained throughout the program into the
practice setting. This course will focus on advanced practice role
integration and legal and financial issues related to advanced
practice nursing, management of care, and special issues in the
community. Students will practice the designated number of hours in
the community with an advanced practice nurse or physician
preceptor. Students will design and implement a health
promotion/education scholarly project designed to meet an
identified need within the community.
This is just a small
sample of the variety of classes you'll be
taking. For more details about these classes, and more, please
visit the Course Catalog section
of our website or request more
information to hear from an Admissions
Counselor. Also available is our gainful employment disclosure for this certificate.
The Plan of Study is available here.