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  • MSN Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner

    Overview

    The accredited online MSN Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner program supplies nurses with the skills necessary to provide advanced care to women and their partners throughout the lifespan with a specialized emphasis on reproductive and gynecologic health needs. Graduates are also qualified to provide a myriad of gender related services focusing on health promotion and disease prevention that range from well-woman care, prenatal and postpartum care, and common and complex women’s health issues in both primary settings and women's health specialty practices. 

    The program prepares nurses for roles as advanced-practice clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary healthcare environment. It was designed to embrace the competencies and skill sets required for today's versatile nurse practitioner as medical knowledge expands, healthcare systems evolve and technology advances in response to health care needs and evidence-based research.

    Program Features

    • Synchronous online lectures offer a highly-interactive learning format that challenges and engages students
    • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*
    • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions
    • Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification through the National Certification Corporation (NCC)

    On-Campus Requirements

    The Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner program produces highly competent, confident, and well prepared advanced nurse practitioners. This high-quality degree demands a major commitment of time by advanced practicing nursing students and combines the convenience of rigorous synchronous online didactic classes with a clinical component to effectively teach students to diagnose and manage health promotion and health issues of women from adolescence to older adulthood.** The on-campus visits include:

    • NURS 690 - WHNP I: Summer Residency (2-5 days)
    • NURS 691 - WHNP II: Fall Simulation Experience (2 days)
    • NURS 692 - WHNP III: Winter Simulation Experience (2 days)
    • NURS 693 - WHNP IV: Spring Residency (2-5 days)

    During the residency visits, students will participate in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in our state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits allow professors to offer direct support, guidance, and mentoring while providing students with the opportunity to interact with faculty members and collaborate with their peers.

    For questions, please contact:

    Amanda Pauker
    Academic Advisor
    267.359.5647
    aep86@drexel.edu


    *The master's programs at Drexel University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

    **This program is not currently accepting applications from students living in Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.

    ***NEW YORK RESIDENTS: Clinical rotations cannot be completed in the state of New York.

    ***WASHINGTON RESIDENTS: Drexel University is authorized by the Washington Student Achievement Council and meets the requirements and minimum educational standards established for degree-granting institutions under the Degree-Granting Institutions Act. This authorization is subject to periodic review and authorizes Drexel University to offer field placement components for specific degree programs. The Council may be contacted for a list of currently authorized programs. Authorization by the council does not carry with it an endorsement by the council of the institution or its programs. Any person desiring information about the requirements of the act or the applicability of those requirements to the institution may contact the Council at P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA 98504-3430.

    Curriculum

    Core Courses 
    NURS 500Confronting Issues in Contemporary Health Care Environments3.0
    NURS 502Advanced Ethical Decision Making in Health Care3.0
    NURS 544Quality and Safety in Healthcare3.0
    RSCH 503Research Methods and Biostatistics3.0
    RSCH 504Evaluation and Translation of Health Research3.0
    Support Courses 
    NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0
    NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0
    NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0
    NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0
    NURS 680Primary Care for Women’s Health3.0
    NURS 682Pharmacology for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner3.0
    Clinical Concentration Courses 
    NURS 690WHNP I: Mngmnt & Care of the Common Gyn and Gender Related Issues throughout the Lifespan5.0
    NURS 691WHNP II: Mngmnt & Care of the Complex Gyn and Gender Related Issues of Women throughout the Lifespan5.0
    NURS 692WHNP III: Management & Care of the Low Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families5.0
    NURS 693WHNP IV: Mngmnt & Care of the High Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families5.0
    Elective3.0
    Total Credits55.0

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    Admissions

    • A bachelor's degree with a major in nursing (BSN) from a CCNE or NLN accredited program with a GPA of 3.0 or above on all previous coursework or 3.25 or above on the last 60 credits of the BSN
    • A current, unrestricted United States RN license

    Required Documents

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two professional letters of recommendation from either previous or immediate supervisors or former nursing faculty members who can attest to your clinical knowledge, skill and potential aptitude for graduate study
      • References will not be accepted from colleagues or family members
    • Personal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of:
      • Why you are choosing this particular track
      • How your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, and
      • Your plans upon completing the degree
    • Resume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiences
    • A copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    How to Submit Supporting Documents

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2014-2015 is $956 per credit.

    This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

    This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military.

     

    Academic Calendar

    Term 
    Classes Begin 
    Classes End 
    Exams Begin 
    Exams End 

    Fall 2014     

    September 22, 2014

    December 5, 2014

    December 8, 2014

    December 13, 2014

    Winter 2015 

    January 5, 2015

    March 16, 2015

    March 17, 2015

    March 21, 2015

    Spring 2015 

    March 30, 2015

    June 8, 2015

    June 9, 2015

    June 12, 2015

    Summer 2015 

    June 22, 2015

    August 29, 2015

    September 1, 2015

    September 5, 2015

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