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Master of Science in Nursing, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Champion for Women’s Health with this Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program!

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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN

As a medical professional, you have seen it for yourself. There are more women than men in our aging boomer population. Women are also waiting longer to start families. To top it off, there is a shortage of medical professionals—especially those qualified for advance practice in women’s health, including OBGYNs and gynecological nurses. What about you? Have you thought about earning a Nurse Practitioner (NP) designation and meet this need? Can an NP work in women’s health? Will it be you? You can make all of this work with the right education.

Keiser University is here to help with the only master’s program for women’s health in the state of Florida. Our Master of Science in Nursing, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner explores the complexities of providing primary care to women throughout their lifespans, from obstetrics to annual checkups.

At a Glance

Credit Hours

51 Credit Hours


19 Courses


20 - 30 Months*

Week Terms

8 Week Terms

Credit Info

Up to 12 credits of transfer credit

Quick Info

Career opportunities providing primary care for women throughout their lifespan.



Financial Aid

Financial aid for those who qualify**

** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.

* Time to degree completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.

WHNP Program Overview

Keiser’s women’s health NP program focuses on quality healthcare, including a woman’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs throughout the lifespan as well as the needs of those disadvantaged by gender or sexual health inequalities. It’s designed to prepare gyno nurses and other nursing professionals to take on advanced practice roles in women’s health. Coursework explores gynecologic care, pregnancy risk management, family planning, STI diagnosis and treatments, and primary care for women.

This program is aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) guidelines as prescribed in the Essentials of Master Education in Nursing (AACN 2011) and with the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Population Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies (NONPF 2013).

Master of Science in Nursing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-877-6791.

Program Mission

The College of Nursing at Keiser University utilizes a “students first” philosophy to increase access to nursing education for a diverse student body at the undergraduate and graduate level and prepares students to provide holistic nursing care to improve individual, community, and global health outcomes.

Student First Philosophy

Featuring a “Student First” mentality, Keiser University is committed to providing the education students need to excel in their careers and their lives—whether that is in this women’s health NP program or one of our many other graduate degree offerings. Our commitment to putting students first leads us to offer several learning options, including both on-campus and online delivery formats.

Through this comprehensive women’s health nurse degree program, we help graduates prepare for careers providing inclusive of gender-related sexual and reproductive healthcare along with primary care to women from puberty to advanced years.

Know Your “WHY”
Commit to Graduation

Wherever you are in your nursing career, you can make a difference with a women’s health NP program that can lead to more than certifications, it can lead to better outcomes for your patients and your career. Keiser University’s WHNP program is designed to give you the tools you need to provide better gynecological NP care for all your patients. With it, you could advance your career, your role in community health, and more—including using it as the next logical step toward a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).

What Can You Expect to Learn

Keiser University’s MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner offers the education, skills, and credential students need to contribute to the field of women’s health. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Manage health care conditions within the scope of practice as defined by NCC and Nurse Practitioner of Women’s Health (WHNP)
  • Provide care within frameworks related to human rights, cultural competence, ethics, and socioeconomics
  • Advocate for, lead, and implement changes for women’s health on local, state, and national levels
  • Collaborate with healthcare team members to provide more effective care
  • Implement evidence-based clinical practice research findings

Program Prerequisites

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited institution.

Program Outline

To receive this specialized MSN for women’s health, students must earn 51 graduate semester credit hours through 19 courses, 4 clinical courses, 3 residencies, and a final review course. Curriculum includes:

  • MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Courses
    Advanced Health Assessment 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Pharmacology 3.0 credit hours
    Research, Evidenced Based Practice and Program Outcome Management 3.0 credit hours
    Leadership and Professional Development in Nursing 3.0 credit hours
    Nursing Theory for Research and Practice 3.0 credit hours
    Health Systems, Policy, and Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
    Roles and Contexts for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner 3.0 credit hours
    Advanced Reproductive Health 3.0 credit hours
    WHNP I: Primary Care in Adolescents and Adults 3.0 credit hours
    WHNP I: Primary Care in Adolescents Clinical 1.0 credit hours
    WHNP II: Prenatal Care 3.0 credit hours
    WHNP II: Prenatal Care Clinical 1.0 credit hours
    WHNP: Women’s Health Care Across the Lifespan 3.0 credit hours
    WHNP: Women’s Health Care Across the Lifespan Clinical 1.0 credit hours
    WHNP: Women’s Health Synthesis 3.0 credit hours
    WHNP: Women’s Health Synthesis Clinical 1.0 credit hours
    WHNP Certification Review 3.0 credit hours

Career Pathways in Women’s Health

Upon graduation from our Florida-based NP program, you will have earned a Master of Science in Nursing in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner as well as gained the abilities you need to:

  • Better provide healthcare services for women of all ages
  • Champion health initiatives for women at local, state, and national levels
  • Work with other healthcare providers for better patient outcomes
  • And more!

Through Keiser’s WHNP program, you will develop a host of skills and insights from providing effective medical care for women of all ages. You will also be well prepared to pursue a doctoral degree, such as a DNP, as well as advanced practice positions like:

  • Gynecological NP
  • Women’s health nurse practitioner
  • Advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP)
  • Nursing supervisor
  • Nursing instructor
  • And more!

Start Your WHNP Program Now!

If you’re ready to make a commitment to serve the healthcare needs of women, Keiser University is here to help. Prepare with a women’s health NP program accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)—the only master-level program for women’s health in Florida. Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing, in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner by Requesting More Info now!

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We understand that today’s students have many responsibilities and obligations in their lives. At Keiser, we deliver the same quality education through different scheduling options to accommodate busy schedules. Whether you choose day, evening, or online classes, chances are, you will find a schedule that fits yours and allows you to fulfill one of the most important commitments you can make – a commitment to your education.

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