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Women's Health – Gender Related Nurse Practitioner

The Women's Health – Gender Related Nurse Practitioner program prepares graduates in the care of women throughout the lifespan across the health-illness continuum. Women's Health – Gender Related NPs practice in hospitals, labor and delivery units, outpatient clinics and primary care practices providing and managing comprehensive health care to women, as well as collaborating with the interprofessional healthcare team.

The master’s program includes 18 credits of core courses and nine credits of support courses, as well as three clinical courses in the area of women’s health. These courses include health promotion and maintenance of the well woman and pregnancy; infertility and high risk pregnancy; and gynecologic disorders, such as abnormal breast conditions, gynecologic and urologic disorders, abnormal pap smears, pelvic pain, menopause disorders and mental health issues. Clinical courses will be held in inpatient and outpatient settings.

The 18-credit post-master’s certificate includes the support and clinical components of the master’s degree program. Both the master’s and the post-master’s programs are offered on a full-time and part-time basis.

Graduates of the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program are eligible for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certification through the National Certification Corporation.

The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum:

Women's Health – Gender Related NP Direct Care & Functional Area Core Curriculum Credits
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics   3
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease 3
NU 590 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Women’s Health Care
            Nurse Practitioner I
3
NU 591 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Women’s Health Care
            Nurse Practitioner II
3
NU 592 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Women’s Health Care
            Nurse Practitioner III
3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making 3

Program Coordinator: Dr. Shawana Gray, shawana.gray@jefferson.edu