Specialize as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

Georgetown University’s Online MS in Nursing Program

Improve Women’s Health Across the Life Span

Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies’ (NHS) online Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) program prepares you to provide primary and reproductive care to women throughout the life span. You will acquire the clinical competencies to manage the care of a woman’s normal obstetrical and gynecological needs.

WHNP Curriculum at a Glance

44 credits | 2 on-campus intensives | 784 clinical hours | 23 months to complete
44 credits

2 on-campus intensives

784 clinical hours

23 months to complete

The Georgetown University Experience — Delivered Online

In the WHNP program, you will:

Grow as a practitioner under the attentive guidance of NHS faculty, who are fellows, active clinicians, and leaders in women’s primary care.

Develop specialized skills in HD-streaming, live online classes, informed by interactive content such as a 3D anatomy tool.

Practice clinical techniques, including pelvic exams, at on-campus intensives with standardized patients and genitourinary teaching associates (GUTA).

Treat adult and geriatric patients during clinical placements at sites that meet Georgetown University standards.

Prepare to Become Board Certified Through the NCC

WHNP graduates are eligible to sit for the Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner board certification exam offered by the National Certification Corporation (NCC). The following reflects first-time certification rates of MS in Nursing students who graduated in 2017:1

NCC Certification Rate



1 The national average NCC certification rate in 2017 was 90%.