The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) education program at the University of Colorado, College of Nursing (CU) prepare graduates who are eligible for certification as Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.
Graduates of our program are eligible to apply for certification by examination from the National Certification Corporation as board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners. Upon successful completion of the national certification exam process, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners are eligible for licensure in all 50 states, including Colorado (visit the Colorado Board of Nursing APRN application forms page), where licensure is granted as an Advanced Practice Register Nurse ( APRN).
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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program Data (2017 – 2018)
100% - National Certification Corporation (NCC) pass rate for participants
The University of Colorado Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Programs prepares the next generation of WHNP’s to lead and provide care to women as primary care practitioners. Our focus includes unique conditions for women from menarche to the end of their lives, and reproductive health care to men.
Our goal is to provide teaching excellence in the classroom, clinical sites, and provide leadership which includes interprofessional collaboration.
Objectives are met by providing the following items:
- Education: We offer course work accessible to Colorado and students in other states. Our clinical faculty sites, related health care providers, and agencies provide quality education.
- Clinical Placements: Our program provides students with clinical placements in the metro Denver, and throughout Colorado when possible. We will work with students to provide clinical placements in other states. Clinical practicums include faculty practices, private offices and other health care facilities, such as public health clinics and other offices that provide reproductive health care services.
- Research: The University of Colorado has been a leader in women’s health and contributed to provide increasing knowledge regarding quality of care, safety and cost-effectiveness in reproductive health.
Please contact Linda L. Johnson, DNP, WHNP-BC, Specialty Director for further questions.
AWOHNN and NPWH strongly recommend that all graduates of a WHNP program attain and maintain national certification as a WHNP.