Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP)
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.
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).
The program consists of:
For all students beginning their first academic term prior to May 2016, please see applicable sample course schedule here.
Below you can view a sample WHNP part-time program schedule. If you would like to see the full catalog of courses, you can visit our course catalog page here.
Sample Part-Time Course Schedule
N548 Principles of Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology (4)
N518 Health Care Ethics (2)
N544 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (3)
N530 Research Methods & Biostats of Health Care Providers (4)
N540 Research Evidence & Best Practices in Health Care (3)
N528 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
AHA OCI: Health Assessment On-Campus Intensive
N510 Intro to Women's Health (3)
N511 Ambulatory Care (1)
N624 Foundations of Health Systems and Policy (3)
N502 Primary Care of Women (2)
N503 Ambulatory Primary Care of Women (1)
N539 Professional Role of the APRN (2)
N671 Women’s Reproductive (3)
N672 Ambulatory Care of Women II (1)
N733 Seminar in Advanced Women’s Health (2)
WH OCI: Integration On Campus Intensive
N710 Care of the Family (1)
N724 Integrated Health (2)
N725 Ambulatory Care III (4)
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org