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Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program

The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner program prepares registered nurses with the advanced theoretical knowledge, clinical judgment, and practice skills that undergird the care of families across the age continuum. Women's Health Nurse Practitioners provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive primary health care that emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, as well as the holistic management of Socioeconomically high risk women of all ages in underserved urban settings.

Educational experiences include classroom instruction from a distinguished multi-disciplinary faculty and supervised experiences in the clinical management of clients of all ages in a variety of care settings. As advanced practice nurses, Women's Health Nurse Practitioners perform comprehensive health assessments; conduct risk analyses; provide client education and counseling to promote wellness; diagnose and treat common health problems; and maximize the functional and self-care abilities of women of all ages. The 44-credit master of science degree program of study accepts students for the Fall term only. The program must be completed on a full-time basis.

Upon successful completion of the master of science degree, graduates are eligible to apply for a certificate in New York State and to take the national examination given by the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal nursing specialists.