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Women's Health NP Major

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.

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.


  • 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
  • 45 credit hours, including 672 clinical hours

Enrollment Options

  • MSN and Post Graduate Certificate

The Women's Health NP program is distance-based.

Learn more about our curriculum.