Post-Graduate Women's Health-Gender Related Studies Nurse Practitioner
The Women's Health – Gender Related Nurse Practitioner (WHGRNP) Post-Graduate Certificate Program (PGCP) prepares graduate nurses holding a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing 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. NPs returning for a PGCP in an NP population-focused area in which they are not currently practicing or certified may be granted academic credit for prior didactic and clinical experiences based on a gap analysis of an applicant’s academic/practice portfolio.
Students completing the PGCP in WHGR meet the academic eligibility requirements to take the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Examination offered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements established by the NCC and successfully pass the examination are awarded the credential: Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHNP-BC).
Post-Graduate Certificate Program Outcomes
- Integrate relevant knowledge, principles and theories from nursing and related sciences into the advanced nursing care of individuals, families and populations. (Essential I)
- Demonstrate acumen in organizational leadership through effective collaboration, consultation, and decision-making. (Essential II)
- Integrate research translation and evidence appraisal into advanced nursing practice to initiate change and improve quality outcomes.(Essential IV)
- Evaluate information science approaches and patient-centric technologies to improve health outcomes and enhance quality of care. (Essentials III, V)
- Analyze the impact policies, economic factors, and ethical and socio-cultural dimensions have on advanced nursing practice and health care outcomes. (Essential VI)
- Integrate the concepts of interprofessional communication, collaboration and consultation to effectively manage and coordinate care across systems. (Essential VII)
- Incorporate culturally-appropriate concepts in the planning and delivery of evidence-based preventive and clinical care to communities, and populations. (Essential VIII)
- Demonstrate expertise in a defined area of advanced practice nursing that influences health care outcomes for individuals, populations and systems. (Essential IX)