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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, MSN

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Graduate School

Keiser University’s Master of Science in Nursing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program explores the complexities of providing primary care to women and sexual and reproductive health care throughout their lifespan. Focusing on quality health care including a woman’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs and the needs of those disadvantaged by gender or sexual health inequalities.

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.


The program will prepare health professionals to provide inclusive sexual and reproductive health care along with primary care to women from puberty to advanced years. Service learning and clinical hours must supplement a rigorous curriculum and residency program learning resulting in successful Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.


To earn an MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree from Keiser University, students must accomplish the following:

  • Earn a minimum of 51.0 graduate semester credit hours;
  • Earn a minimum grade average of 3.0;
  • Have no more than one course with a grade of “C”;
  • Complete all MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner credits through Keiser University;
  • Complete the 680 minimum required number of precepted clinical hours;
  • Complete three residencies;
  • Register for the National Board Certification Examination prior to completing the last course.

Residency and Clinicals

The MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program utilizes an online learning platform supplemented with three residency courses where students will receive on-campus instruction over an intensive weekend for each residency course. Students will receive individual interaction, direction, and feedback from faculty members, opportunities to share experiences and insights with peers, and preparation for clinical work in practicum settings. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their state licensing board to determine the requirements needed in the state in which they are seeking certification prior to beginning the MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program.

Upon completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the necessary skills to provide primary and specialty health care to women as part of an interprofessional team and will have completed 51 credit hours including 680 clinical hours.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program at Keiser University will:

  • Implement the WHNP management process to manage all health care conditions within the scope of practice as defined by NCC and Nurse Practitioner of Women’s Health (WHNP);
  • Apply and evaluate frameworks related to human rights, cultural competence, ethics, and socioeconomics while providing care.
  • Utilize health care policies, health indicators, and health care issues to advocate for, lead, and make changes for health care for women on a local, state, and national level;
  • Communicate, collaborate, and consult skillfully with other health care team members to accomplish interprofessional collaboration;
  • Apply evidence-based clinical practice research findings into their practice.

Program Outline

To receive an MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner degree, students must earn 51 graduate semester credit hours.  Transfer of graduate credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Program requirements are as follows:

Graduate Division Courses

MSN in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Core Courses (51.0 credit hours)
Advanced Health Assessment 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Health Physiopathology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Pharmacology 3.0 credit hours
Research, Evidenced Based Practice and Program Outcomes 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
Human Diversity, Global Health, and Social Issues 3.0 credit hours
Roles and Contexts for the Women's Health NP 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: Perinatal Care 3.0 credit hours
WHNP II: Perinatal Care 1.0 credit hours
WHNP III: Women's Health Care Across the Lifespan 3.0 credit hours
WHNP III: Women's Health Care Across the Life Clin. 2.0 credit hours
WHNP IV: Women's Health Synthesis 3.0 credit hours
WHNP IV: Women's Health Synthesis Clinical 2.0 credit hours
WHNP Certification Review 3.0 credit hours

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