Care for Women in Every Phase of Life as a WHNP

Care for Women in Every Phase of Life as a WHNP

Program Overview

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) program prepares nurses to take on leadership roles as primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan. Students will develop the specialized skills and experience to treat and prevent illnesses unique to women, as well as provide focused care in areas such as:

  • Primary care
  • Prenatal and postpartum care
  • Lifespan care through menopause
  • General wellness and preventive care
  • Reproductive health care

With advanced courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment, the WHNP program helps aspiring nurse leaders thrive as compassionate caregivers in a variety of settings, including physician’s offices, primary care clinics, hospitals, emergency care clinics, and nursing homes, among others. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in clinical sequences, which provide invaluable hands-on experience.

This specialization is ideal for students interested in hands-on care of women, but are not interested in attending births.

WHNP Curriculum

Courses in the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner program prepare nurses to treat patients in a range of settings, from menarche through menopause. All graduates of the WHNP program are eligible to sit for the WHNP exam offered by National Certification Corporation (NCC) to become Board Certified (BC).

Part-Time Program

The program, which is offered on a part-time basis, consists of:

  • 44 credits/27 months to complete
  • 7 total terms
  • 768 clinical hours
  • 2 on-campus intensives required

Accreditation and Board Certification

Georgetown’s master’s-level nursing program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the WHNP program are able to pursue board certification through the National Certification Corporation.

NCC School Pass Rate
Year NCC*** School Pass Rate
2017 96.15%
2016 94%
2015 93.4%
2014 93.4%

***National Certification Corporation

Further information about the accreditation agencies or the certification exams can be obtained by contacting:

  • NCC: 142 E. Ontario Street, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60611, www.nccwebsite.org
  • CCNE: (202) 887-6791 ext. 249, jbutlin@aacn.nche.edu