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Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Courses

Curriculum Details

42 total credits required

The online MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program requires the completion of 15 nursing courses, including 10 core MSN courses and five women’s health courses. There is also an additional 675 hours of clinical/practicum direct patient care and 90 hours of lab work required for the WHNP degree. All coursework can be completed entirely online while clinical/practicum hours may be completed at the facility of your choice aligned with your specialty track. The 90 lab hours will be a part of a one time on-campus objective clinical skills intensive.

The curriculum is taught by leaders in the field and focuses on health care to women across the life cycle with emphasis on conditions unique to women from menarche through the remainder of their life cycle within the context of socio-cultural environments: interpersonal, family and community. With small class sizes, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your nursing courses directly with your educators and classmates.

Core Courses

Examines the development of philosophical and theoretical bases for nursing practice. Includes the study and critique of nursing theories and theories from related disciplines. The interrelationships between nursing theory, research and practice are emphasized. This course also provides students the opportunity to begin to develop a conceptual framework for their own practice and research.
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Introduces concepts and issues in the pharmacotherapeutic management of health and illness as well as alternative approaches to treating human suffering. Emphasis are on understanding pharmacology, the natural history of the illness for which drugs are used.

Focus on the process of scientific inquiry including scientific, pragmatic, and ethical issues of conducting research. Emphasis on development of research proposals for thesis.

This course offers the student an opportunity to discuss and analyze the evolution of health policies in the united states. Topics include the relationship between health policies, economics of health care and health promotion of diverse groups. Students critically analyze state, national, global and professional regulatory health policies influencing contemporary nursing practice, in general and advanced practice nursing in particular.

Examines current health assessment techniques and provides the student the opportunity to synthesize interviewing, health history, and physical examination skills; laboratory/diagnostic data collection and interpretation; diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making for advanced nursing practice in a variety of settings. This course is the first in the sequence of clinical courses, and is pre-requisite to other clinical courses.

Performance and interpretation of assessment and diagnostic techniques for advanced practice nursing. This course requires ninety (90) laboratory hours. This course is the first in the sequence of clinical courses, and is pre-requisite to other clinical courses.

Focus on health promotion and disease prevention trends across the adult lifespan for all populations groups.

This course provides students with knowledge and skills needed for clinical management of older adults. Clinical reasoning skills to differentiate normal aspects of aging from abnormal findings associated with disease processes.

This first level nurse practitioner course will focus on critical thinking skills to address common and acute health problems across the adult lifespan in primary care.

The clinical course emphasizes on assessment, diagnosis and management of common acute and chronic health problems of adults lifespan with integration of the didactic pharmacotherapeutics, psychopathology and pathophysiology concepts.

Course is focused on acquisition of expanded knowledge to enable the advanced practice nurse to manage common mental health problems and promote mental health in individuals throughout adult life span (adolescence, young adulthood and older adulthood, with emphasis on adolescence).

Theoretical basis for advanced practice nursing in womens health with emphasis on primary care of women from menarche to senescence. Focus is on health promotion, disease prevention, and the clinical management of common health problems of women this course.

This clinical course emphasize application of theoretical basis for advanced practice nursing in primary care for women during prenatal, postpartum, intrapartum, perimenopausal, menopausal and well-women life phases. Attention will focus on critical thinking skills to address common and acute gynecological health problems across the female lifespan in primary care settings. Diagnostic procedures, differential diagnosis, problem-solving skills, and appropriate selection of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies are included. It will include an emphasis on evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention, evaluation of management plan, and appropriate consultation and referral to other health care providers. Traditional theories of aging, patient education, interpersonal skills, and counseling are stressed to facilitate the students transitions to the role of the nurse practitioner.

Integration and synthesis of knowledge and skills for successful transition to aprn role with cultural sensitivity, addressing health care disparities, and examining issues of social justice.

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