Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Advance your nursing career


Post-master's nursing certificate, women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP)

Advance your nursing career in a specialty area that speaks to your passions.

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 lifespan.

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. .

Program highlights

  • Graduates can be certified as nurse practitioners in family/individual across lifespan. 
  • The total number of credits is 35. 
  • 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

Program requirements

To enter this program, you will need to successfully complete the core women's health nurse practitioner MSN courses. Once entering the program, you will complete a total of 35 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 or read more in our course catalog.

Request more information, 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.

Also available is our gainful employment disclosure for this certificate.