Women's Health – Gender Related Nurse Practitioner


  • Center City Campus
  • Dixon Campus
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Program Length

2-5 Years

Program Information


Active RN Licensure 
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Program Overview

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.

Application Process & Deadlines

Decisions made on a rolling basis

OCTOBER 15 - Spring Term
FEBRUARY 15 - Summer Term
JUNE 1 - Fall Term

Application Instructions


There are 12 courses/36 credits for all Jefferson NP tracks. Eight (8) courses are taken 100% online. The four (4) remaining courses below with an asterisk (*) have some face to face requirements.   All students at minimum must be present for the midterm and final for Physical Assessment along with potentially three visits per semester for the three (3) clinical courses. Course descriptions can be found in the College of Nursing Handbook. Clinical placements are a joint responsibility of both the student and faculty member. Jefferson sees clinical placement as a partnership and wants to work with students to find the best situation.  Students are required to complete at minimum 16 hours a week during the three (3) clinical courses. At the completion of the program students earn 672 clinical hours.  All accepted students are required to attend a one day orientation on campus before the program begins.

Most Jefferson students work full time while enrolling part time in MSN coursework. Below is the average length of time for program completion:

24 Month - Two (2) classes per term

36 Month - Combination of  one (1) or two (2) classes per term

48 Month - One (1) class per term

Students can take more than two (2) classes per term.  All students will create an individual plan of study at new student orientation before the term begins.

Transfer Credits:  A maximum of six (6) MSN semester credits may be transferred from another regionally accredited institution.  Only once an applicant has been admitted to Jefferson will previous credits will be evaluated by the Chair of Graduate Nursing programs.  

Course Credits
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal & Ethical Dimensions of Practice 3
NU 603 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice I 3
NU 604 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice II 3
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NU 625 Epidemiology for the Health Professions 3
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Total Credits 18

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

Course 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 in Clinical Decision Making 3
Total Credits 18