Women's Health Care (Title X)
The master’s degree program in Women’s Health is designed for graduates of Title X certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner programs. The focus of the curriculum is on the theoretical, conceptual, and scientific underpinnings of advanced practice. Students are awarded 12 semester hours of advanced placement credit in recognition of previous education and experience. In addition, students must complete twenty-four semester hours of MSN courses.
Students must fulfill the following requirements in order to pursue the program:
• Meet the established criteria for admission to the MSN program.
• Be a graduate of a Title X program accredited by the ANA, NANPRH, or NPWH.
• Have certification from the National Certification Corporation (NCC) as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner.
• Be currently practicing in women’s health care.
BSN-prepared nurses can complete the program in two semesters of full-time study. Part-time study is also available.
Unique Highlights: Students have the opportunity to earn a master’s degree without repeating previous course work.
Clinical Experience: Most students continue to practice as Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioners at their place of employment and do not have supervised clinical experience during their graduate program.
Career Opportunities: Graduates have opportunities to advance to leadership positions within their workplaces in both the public and private health sectors.
Full-Time Program of Study, 24 credit hours
Semester 1, Fall, 12 credit hours
NRSG501 Health Policy and Finance for Advanced Practice Nurses (3 hours)
NRSG528 Advanced Physiology/ Pathophysiology (3 hours)
NRSG578 Advanced Practice Nursing Integration I (1 hour)
NRSG678 Women’s Health Issues (2 hour)
Elective (3 hours)
Semester 2, Spring, 12 credit hours
NRSG503 Advanced Practice Nursing: Ethical, Legal and Leadership Issues (3 hours)
NRSG507 Theory and Research Applications (3 hours)
NRSG522 Advanced Pharmacology (3 hours)
NRSG579 Advanced Practice Nursing Integration II (1 hour)
Electives (2 hours)