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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.
Up to 12 credits of transfer credit
Career opportunities providing primary care for women throughout their lifespan.
Financial aid for those who qualify**
** Speak with a dedicated financial aid counselor to explore all your financial aid and funding options.
* Time to completion is an estimate, not intended as a guarantee, and can vary based on many case-by-case factors.
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.
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.
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).
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:
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:
Graduate Division Courses
|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|
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:
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:
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!
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.