Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner

Major: Nurse Practitioner, Women's Health/Gender Related
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 55.0 quarter credits; 640 clinical hours 
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.3822
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 29-1171

About the Program

The online Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner track offers didactic and clinical education via distance learning and concurrent clinical preceptorships. The courses offered throughout the track reflect the competencies and skill sets required for today’s women’s health nurse practitioner as knowledge expands, healthcare systems evolve, technology advances, and practice changes in response to current needs and evidence-based research. 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. Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCC’s Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner 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 two to three 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.

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

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 MSN in Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner webpage and on the Drexel University Online MSN in Women’s Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner webpage.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses
NURS 500 [WI] Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
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
NURS 680Primary Care for Women’s Health3.0
NURS 682Pharmacology for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner3.0
Clinical Concentration Courses
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 Credits55.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirement

A [WI], Writing Intensive, next to a graduate course in this catalog indicates that the graduate course is a writing intensive course. The graduate course is a required course in your curriculum.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
NURS 5003.0NURS 5023.0NURS 5443.0NURS 5493.0
RSCH 5033.0RSCH 5043.0 Elective3.0
 6 6 3 6
Second Year
NURS 5483.0NURS 6803.0NURS 5504.0NURS 6905.0
NURS 6641.0NURS 6823.0  
 4 6 4 5
Third Year
NURS 6915.0NURS 6925.0NURS 6935.0 
 5 5 5 
Total Credits 55

Note: Some terms are less than the 4.5-credit minimum required (considered half-time status) of graduate programs to be considered financial aid eligible. As a result, aid will not be disbursed to students these terms.

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