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We have a long history providing online learning experiences that are just as career-focused and personalized as our campus-based courses. You can stay connected with experienced instructors trained in best practices in online course management and enjoy access to extensive virtual student services.

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Yes! You can develop the career-focused knowledge and skills to excel in the field right from the start – and build a great foundation to climb the ladder in the future. 

Enroll in a bachelor’s degree program with Herzing University and you can potentially earn dual credit towards an MBA.

Both WHNP and certified nurse midwives (CNM) are advanced practice nurses with specialized roles for women, but they have unique focuses in terms of scope of practice.

Women’s health nurse practitioners specialize in providing primary health care to women across the lifespan, while nurse midwives are more focused strictly on the pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Midwives may deliver babies, but WHNP cannot.

Each has their own unique certification and educational requirements, as well as differences in salary potential.

Learn more about the primary differences between a WHNP and certified nurse midwife.

According to the 2018 NPWH Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Workforce Demographics and Compensation Survey, the significant majority of WHNP describe direct patient care as their primary role (84%).

Some WHNP may work in academia, management/administration, research, or health policy/advocacy. 

However, at this time there are no separate certifications for different types of WHNP: only the primary WHNP-BC certification from the National Certification Corporation (NCC).

A women’s health nurse practitioner is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who provides holistic care for women from puberty through the adult lifespan. WHNPs concentrate their care on gynecologic, obstetric, sexual, and reproductive health. 

They provide care both individually and collaboratively as members of a healthcare team. WHNPs may consult with additional healthcare professionals regarding how non-gynecologic conditions (and their treatment) can impact reproductive and sexual health.

Learn more about general WHNP roles and responsibilities.

The goal is to fully prepare you for success in your work as a WHNP. Clinicals are completed as part of specialty WHNP courses to best establish concepts learned in didactic courses and immediately apply your learning to real-life direct patient care in a precepted clinical site.

Every student in the WHNP program is subject to a clinical proficiency exam after completing Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology, and Advanced Pharmacology. This ensures a strong foundational knowledge prior to entering the specialty clinical courses towards a WHNP.

There are benchmarks and assessments throughout the program to help ensure you’re on the right track. We work closely with every student to help them fully prepare for success as a WHNP. You are afforded the opportunity to learn and work with other women's health providers to gain real life knowledge and experience to prepare you as you enter your own practice.

The 2018 NPWH Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Workforce Demographics and Compensation Survey highlights several environments in which WHNPs practice, including:

  • Private practice offices
  • Community health centers
  • Hospital-based clinics
  • Academic medical centers
  • Schools and colleges
  • Correctional facilities
  • Inpatient settings
  • Patients’ homes

WHNPs may work in urban, suburban, or rural areas, and may also potentially provide telehealth services (remote care).

You may need to take some general education courses in mathematics. If you have completed prior mathematics gen eds, you may be able to transfer credits and fulfill that requirement in the curriculum.

Our core business analytics coursework does not contain any advanced math courses. Your analytical capabilities aren’t necessarily tied to your ability to perform advanced mathematical calculations.

Our undergraduate Business Statistics course does cover measurements like mean/median/mode, standard deviation, and variance. However, you won’t regularly encounter any types of math you may remember from high school or another college course, such as algebra, trigonometry, or calculus.

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health’s Guidelines for Practice and Education outline a large list of WHNP competencies across several important categories:

  • Client-centered care
  • Primary care
  • Women’s gynecologic, sexual, reproductive, menopause-transition, and post-menopause healthcare
  • Male sexual and reproductive healthcare
  • Obstetric care
  • Professional role

Herzing University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org and many of our programs hold specialized programmatic accreditations.  For more details about accreditation, visit: embed link: https://www.herzing.edu/accreditation-0

Precise scope of practice can vary by state and employer. The American Associate of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) provides a brief summary of the scope of practice common to all nurse practitioners.

You may have some initial questions about what a WHNP can and can’t do. For instance, can WHNP…

  • Write prescriptions? Yes, nurse practitioners may write prescriptions.
  • See male patients? Yes, some WHNPs may treat men. WHNPs are educationally prepared to care for individuals inclusive of sex, gender, or sexual orientation.
  • Deliver babies? No, only midwives or obstetricians (Obstetrics and Gynecology - OBGYN) can deliver babies.
  • Prenatal care? Yes, WHNP can provide pregnancy testing, fertility evaluation, prenatal visits, and postpartum care. 
  • Be called an “OBGYN” nurse practitioner? Some WHNP may be informally regarded as an OBGYN NP if their care focuses primarily on the pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period. However, no WHNP has the same scope of practice as an OBGYN physician (or nurse midwife).
  • Do mammograms? No. WHNP can order mammograms but they do not perform the actual exams.

You’ll learn more specifics over the course of the WHNP program.

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I learned a lot while I was a student at Herzing. My office management classes were extremely helpful, especially since I now work for an attorney that mostly works in family law. Hands down, my internship was the most important part of my journey. It allowed me to show what I knew and learned in my field while providing new experiences along the way.

Hannah Wunstell

Hannah Wunstell

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