The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) option focuses on the health care needs of women from adolescence through older adulthood. WHNPs help promote and maintain wellness. Program content examines the comprehensive health needs of women: gynecological, prenatal, post-partum care, common minor and acute health problems, as well as influences that affect women's lives. The WHNP program is based on in-depth knowledge of nursing and scientific theory, physiology and pathophysiology, research utilization, and clinical decision-making. A minimum of 630 hours of clinical practicum are required; these hours are available in a variety of women's health, primary care, and specialty settings.
A post-graduate certificate is available in this specialty. Please see the overview of the post-graduate certificate.
Nursing Post Masters Certificate ‑ Womenʹs Health Care Nurse
For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students completing our certificate programs and other important information, please visit the University of Colorado Denver Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
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