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Women's Health NP Major

Quick Facts

Admission Term:

  • Fall (MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate), Part-time
  • Spring (MSN and Post-Graduate Certificate), Full-time

Enrollment Mode: Distance-based


45 credit hours, including 672 clinical hours*

The women’s health nurse practitioner (WHNP) major combines broad foundational knowledge with specialty knowledge essential for the unique health needs of women. This distance-based program utilizes an online learning platform supplemented with on-campus intensive two-day interprofessional team-based learning experiences once each semester. Upon completion of the program, graduates will have demonstrated the necessary skills to provide primary and specialty health care to women as part of an interprofessional team.

* Based on State Boards of Nursing and/or State Higher Educational rules, the School may not be able to provide clinical placements in your location of choice or state, but every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate your placement request. If you have any questions about this, please contact Ernie Rushing.

Employment Preparation

A variety of interprofessional mentorship and education prepares students for clinical practice with both primary care and reproductive focus in health departments, private practice, community health centers, women veteran clinics, medical centers, and family planning clinics.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Only Women’s Health NP program in North Carolina
  • Opportunities for short-term clinical work in international sites
  • Coursework combines broad foundational and interdisciplinary knowledge with specialty knowledge essential for the unique health needs of women
  • Students can begin a course of study in either the fall or spring semesters
  • Full-time and part-time study options available
  • Distance-based format with on-campus intensive inter-professional group learning experiences each semester to complement online learning and clinical practicum experiences
  • Program is also available as a second major for master’s students in the Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner majors or Doctor of Nursing Practice students
  • Advanced education in women's health includes opportunities for adolescent population focus, infertility, high-risk pregnancy, Centering Pregnancy® group facilitation, and the women veteran population

Learn more about our curriculum and matriculation plans.