A Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (WHCNP) is an advanced practice nurse that specializes in continuing and comprehensive health care for women throughout their lives. WHCNPs provide well-woman care, reproductive and gynecological care, and prenatal and postpartum care. Additionally, WHCNPs focus on health promotion, disease prevention, health education, and helping patients make smart lifestyle choices.
Frontier Nursing University offers a graduate Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner specialty track that can be pursued full- or part-time while completing a Master of Science in Nursing or a Post-Graduate Certificate. After earning an MSN or certificate, you have the option to transition into the Companion Doctor of Nursing Practice program via a direct admission process.
With our distance education model, your home community serves as your classroom. FNU faculty are committed to being present and providing consistent support throughout the educational journey. Our flexible women’s health care nurse practitioner program allows you to complete courses online and work closely with a certified women’s health care nurse practitioner during your clinical experience. View one popular path for RNs who hold a bachelor’s degree here.
Our Community-Based Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program (CWHCNP) curriculum has a strong academic and clinical basis. It is unique in that we teach you not only to be a women’s health care nurse practitioner, but also to be an entrepreneur and a leader in the healthcare system.
Advanced practice nursing education for:
- RNs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
- Nurse Practitioners
SPECIALTY TRACK OVERVIEW
- Complete your coursework online at home.
- Full- or part-time options available.
- After earning your MSN at FNU, you can complete a DNP with an additional 21 credit hours.*
- Two brief on-campus stays
- Complete your clinical practicum in your home community.
- 675 clinical hours for the MSN plus an additional 360 hours for the DNP.
*The DNP may take longer than the 21 credit hours for students with a PGC. If you did not earn your MSN at FNU or if you completed your MSN at FNU before 2014, the credit hours needed to complete the Companion DNP will vary from 21 to 30 depending on your background.
"Thank you for taking time to explore the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner program at Frontier Nursing University. At FNU, we are committed to significantly increasing the numbers of advanced practice nurses who can provide safe, sensitive, evidence-based care to women and families in all areas, with a particular focus on rural and underserved communities. If you are passionate about this work too, FNU may be the right fit for you!"
- Tonya Nicholson, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, CNE, FACNM
Department Chair for Midwifery and Women’s Health
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