Become a Knowledgeable Women’s Healthcare Provider in Carlow’s WHNP Program
Gain the comprehensive clinical knowledge, training and confidence necessary to become a highly qualified WHNP in Carlow’s CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program.
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Gain Comprehensive Clinical Skills with an Online MSN WHNP
Develop the specialized skills necessary to provide compassionate care with confidence as a women’s health nurse practitioner. The needs of female patients are unique across the lifespan and require healthcare professionals who are highly knowledgeable and trained. Carlow’s rigorous WHNP program readies you to be a clinical expert who meets the growing need for women’s healthcare professionals.
Students graduate from the MSN WHNP program in an average of two and a half years ready to sit for NCC national board certification or pursue an advanced degree such as a DNP or PhD. You will be able to become licensed earlier than students at other universities that require completion of a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree before allowing students to sit for board certification. With a 100 percent board certification pass rate since the program’s inception, Carlow’s program has a reputation for preparing nurses to be competitive and competent in the field.
If you plan to seek a higher degree, Carlow offers a streamlined process into the DNP program. If you already have an MSN, explore our WHNP post-master’s certificate.
The MSN Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program is also available on campus.
Our rigorous yet flexible program is taught by expert faculty who are still practicing in their fields and prepares you to be a successful and impactful board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner. You’ll complete 24 online classes totaling 49 credit hours and 600 clinical hours along with a brief, hands-on residency on Carlow’s campus.Explore Curriculum
To complete this program you’ll be able to:
- Assess, treat, counsel and monitor women’s healthcare.
- Provide prescriptions, order tests, refer patients and treat non-life-threatening conditions.
- Make medical diagnoses, develop comprehensive treatment plans for patients and manage patients’ chronic health conditions.
- Supervise a healthcare team.
- Conduct medical research.
- Develop patient education programs.
- Engage with policymakers to further the interests of patients and the nursing profession.
The demand for qualified nurse practitioners is high. Employment of nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses is expected to grow 45 percent by 2029, resulting in the creation of 117,700 new jobs.1 You’ll graduate prepared to meet this need and impact lives.Explore Careers
To apply for the WHNP program, you’ll need:
- A completed application.
- A BSN from an accredited college or university.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Official copies of all undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.
- A current, unrestricted RN license from a state with which Carlow has a state board-affiliated approval.
- Undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or better.
- One year of bedside nursing experience.
- A current résumé or curriculum vitae (CV).
- Two letters of recommendation. Applicants need a supervisory reference requirement listed with the letters of recommendation.
- A personal statement.
Those applying to online programs that lead to licensure must be aware of their home states’ professional licensure requirements.Learn More
The online WHNP program consists of 49 credit hours and costs $918 per credit hour.
Our team is committed to making your education affordable. We’re here to provide any help you need as you pursue your MSN degree.View Tuition Details
Our responsive faculty and supportive community care deeply for students and work hard to help you meet your goals. With the assistance of a dedicated program-level faculty adviser, you’ll prepare to grow your healthcare career.Meet Our Faculty
When you join the Carlow family, you get an experienced and compassionate team dedicated to your personal and professional growth. Online learning at Carlow offers the flexibility you need while connecting you to a vibrant, close-knit and supportive community of instructors and learners.Discover Carlow Online
We understand that pursuing higher education is an investment. Carlow’s staff is always available to answer questions and connect you to resources for loans, grants, scholarships and employer benefits.Find Out More
Frequently Asked Questions
Explore our frequently asked questions for in-depth answers. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, reach out to us.
Yes. Students visit Carlow’s campus for a four-day residency.
Yes. Our program is CCNE accredited.
To apply for the program, submit your application, transcripts and proof of a current, active, valid and unrestricted nursing license, along with any other required information. Find out more about the application process.
HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Level of study: Masters or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) is a loan cancellation program with a service obligation for recipients of the loan.
To be eligible to receive an NFLP loan, a borrower must:
- Be a citizen or national of the United States.
- Be enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an eligible nursing program at the time the NFLP loan is established and must complete the education components to prepare qualified nurse faculty.
- Maintain enrollment for a minimum of two terms/semesters during an academic year while receiving the NFLP loan.
- Maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing.
- Have no judgment liens entered against him/her based on default on Federal debt, 28 U S C 3201.
- Loan recipients must complete the education program and, following graduation, may cancel up to 85% of the NFLP loan over a consecutive 4-year period while serving as full-time nurse faculty at a school of nursing (i.e., baccalaureate or higher degree, associate degree or diploma schools of nursing) or obtain the equivalent, thereof, in several part time or adjunct positions. NFLP loans are available to eligible students for the cost of tuition, books, fees, and lab expenses.
Additionally, recipients who are non-MSN NCEL majors may be required to complete a minimum of 75 hours of teaching residency supervised by a nurse faculty member of her/his respective program.
NFLP borrowers are limited to a 12-month time frame to establish employment as full-time nurse faculty at a school of nursing following graduation from the program. If employment verification is not submitted within the 12-month period, the loan will revert to a full term student loan and the borrower will NOT be eligible for the loan cancellation provision.
Grantees agree to serve in the stated faculty role of an accredited health professions school for a minimum of four years. Individuals selected to participate are granted cancellation of 20% of the principal and interest on the amount of the unpaid loan balance upon completion of each of the first, second, and third year of full-time nursing faculty employment, and 25% of the principal of and the interest on the amount of the unpaid loan balance upon the completion of the fourth year of full-time employment. Therefore, a maximum potential of 85% of the outstanding principal and interest can be canceled and paid by the Federal government. If the participant ceases employment after two years, the repayment schedule will be established for the remainder of the unpaid loan. To apply for the HRSA Nurse Faculty Loan Program, please contact Dr. Renee Ingel email@example.com