Develop Skills to Make a Difference with a Post-Graduate Certificate in Women’s Health
Gain the clinical training and education necessary to become a highly qualified, board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner with Carlow’s CCNE-accredited Post-Master’s Certificate in Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program.
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WHNP Certificate Program: Become a Women’s Health NP
The needs of female patients are unique across the lifespan and require healthcare professionals who are highly knowledgeable. Earning a women’s health post-master’s certificate online is a convenient yet rigorous way to prepare for board certification as a women’s health nurse practitioner.
Licensed nurse practitioners can complete the program in just three semesters. Others will graduate in seven semesters prepared to sit for NCC board certification. Students can take up to six credits of doctoral coursework in the certificate program.
The Post-Master’s Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is also available on campus.
Career Outlook: Prepare for In-Demand Nursing Careers in Women’s Health
To meet the healthcare needs of a growing population, nurse practitioners are in high demand. The employment of advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners, is expected to grow 40 percent between 2021 and 2031, resulting in the creation of 118,600 new jobs.1
Women’s health nurse practitioners assess and treat the healthcare needs of women throughout their lifespan. They can work with women in adolescence, childbearing years and menopause, as well as help with issues such as infertility. The average annual base salary of a women’s health nurse practitioner is $96,601 with some earning well into six figures.2
Curriculum: In-Depth Women’s Health Courses in a Flexible Environment
Taught by experienced, accessible faculty, Carlow’s rigorous coursework readies you to be a clinical expert who serves as a leader in women’s health and helps meet the growing need for consistent care throughout patients’ lives. The curriculum uses an evidence-based, scholar-practitioner model, which fosters teamwork and collaboration and prepares students to learn how to analyze research and apply their findings to effectively determine a patient’s plan of care. You’ll complete 525-600 clinical hours and graduate prepared for certification as a women’s health nurse practitioner.
Course Spotlight: NU 748 Health Promotion in Families and Communities
Explore the health risks and trends in communities and families, as well as developmental, psychodynamic, social-political and cultural theories and concepts. Learn risk appraisal methods and evidence-based strategies that can be applied to community settings.
Course Spotlight: NU 752 Advanced Practice Nursing in Women’s Health
Focus on the management of acute and chronic health problems in women’s and reproductive health. Our coursework places emphasis will be placed on high-risk groups and individuals living in medically underserved populations.
To apply for the WHNP certificate program, you’ll need:
- A completed application.
- An MSN 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.
- 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. State restrictions apply to the WHNP certificate program.
The post-graduate certificate in women’s health consists of 18-35 credit hours, depending on if you are a licensed nurse practitioner, 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 post-master’s certificate program. Contact us to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
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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. Learn more.
Coursework consists of 17-35 credits, depending on whether or not you are a licensed nurse practitioner. Contact us to learn more.
Yes, Carlow accepts up to nine transfer credit hours. Transfer credits are accepted based on an individual student review with the program director’s or dean’s approval. Contact us to find out more.