Women's Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Master's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Master's
Number of Credits to Completion: 37.0 credits; 640 clinical hours
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 51.3801
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-1171

About the Program

The online Women's Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner program supplies nurses with the skills necessary to provide advanced care to women and their partners throughout the lifespan with a specialized emphasis on reproductive and gynecologic health needs. Graduates are also qualified to provide a myriad of gender-related services focusing on health promotion and disease prevention that range from well-woman care, prenatal and postpartum care, and common and complex women’s health issues in both primary settings and women's health specialty practices. Additionally, this track offers the opportunity for students to work in transdisciplinary simulated scenarios to promote a better understanding and respect of discipline-specific roles, improve existing communication and collaboration within disciplines, and initiate teamwork development in order to promote patient safety and high-quality patient care.

This certificate is offered to those individuals who have earned a master's degree in nursing and seek further preparation to become a Women's Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner (WH/GRNP). Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCC's Women's Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.

The nurse practitioner faculty is committed to quality and excellence in the nurse practitioner (NP) programs. Students meet on campus for mandatory On Campus Intensive (OCI) learning experiences, simulation, and evaluation. OCI visits occur 2-4 times during the clinical portion of the program and range from 2-3 days. Mandatory on-campus visits are essential to students transitioning into the NP role.

During the OCIs, students engage in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits provide direct guidance and mentoring from faculty, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with peers.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Support Courses
NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
NURS 550Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning 4.0
NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
Concentration Courses
NURS 680Primary Care for Women’s Health3.0
NURS 682Pharmacology for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner3.0
NURS 690WHNP I: Mngmnt & Care of the Common Gyn and Gender Related Issues throughout the Lifespan5.0
NURS 691WHNP II: Mngmnt & Care of the Complex Gyn and Gender Related Issues of Women throughout the Lifespan5.0
NURS 692WHNP III: Management & Care of the Low Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families5.0
NURS 693WHNP IV: Mngmnt & Care of the High Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families5.0
Total Credits37.0

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
NURS 5483.0NURS 6803.0NURS 5504.0NURS 6905.0
NURS 5493.0NURS 6823.0NURS 6641.0 
 6 6 5 5
Second Year
NURS 6915.0NURS 6925.0NURS 6935.0 
 5 5 5 
Total Credits 37

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Graduate Nursing Division


Additional information is also available on Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions Women's Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate webpage and on the Drexel University Online Women's Health/Gender-Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate webpage.

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