Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate Overview The accredited online Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate program provides MSN prepared nurses and healthcare professionals with advanced female lifespan specialization. The program places an additional emphasis on reproductive and gynecologic health needs of women and their partners. Graduates are qualified to provide a myriad of gender related services, ranging from well-woman care to prenatal and postpartum care, and common and complex women's health issues. Courses focus on health promotion and disease prevention 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 FeaturesSynchronous online lectures offer a highly-interactive learning format that challenges and engages studentsAn 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) The post-graduate APRN certificate at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing EducationOn-Campus RequirementsThe 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 mandatory On-Campus Intensive, 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. Pennsylvania RN licensure will be required prior to the start of your clinical components. While this is not a requirement for admission, we recommend starting the process immediately after admission.For questions, please contact:Brian Anderson Academic Advisor 267.359.5657 firstname.lastname@example.org*Online Nurse Practitioner programs are offered only on a part-time basis.*State restrictions may apply to some programs. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Support Courses NURS 548Advanced Pathophysiology3.0NURS 549Advanced Pharmacology3.0NURS 550Advanced Clinical Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning Across the Lifespan4.0NURS 664Professional Issues for Nurse Practitioners1.0NURS 680Primary Care for Women’s Health3.0NURS 682Pharmacology for the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner3.0Concentration Courses NURS 690WHNP I: Mngmnt & Care of the Common Gyn and Gender Related Issues throughout the Lifespan5.0NURS 691WHNP II: Mngmnt & Care of the Complex Gyn and Gender Related Issues of Women throughout the Lifespan5.0NURS 692WHNP III: Management & Care of the Low Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families5.0NURS 693WHNP IV: Mngmnt & Care of the High Risk Obstetrical and Post Partum Needs of Women and Families5.0Total Credits37.0View a Sample Plan of Study [PDF]View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria Master of Science in Nursing from program fully accredited by National League of Nursing (NLN) and/or American Association Colleges of Nursing (AACN.) The accrediting body for NLN is ACEN and the accrediting body for the American Association Colleges of Nursing is CCNE. Graduate GPA of 3.0 or above Current, unrestricted United States RN licenseFor Spring Term Consideration: Only licensed, certified, and practicing Nurse Practitioners seeking certification in an alternate specialty are eligible to apply for the Spring term. Fall term starts are open to all post-master’s certificate applicants.Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo 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 membersPersonal statement (800 to 1,600 words) that will give the admissions committee a better understanding of: Why you are choosing this particular trackHow your current work experience will enhance your experience in this program, andYour plans upon completing the degreeResume including specific details of your responsibilities and job experiencesA copy of your United States RN license (License verification from your nursing license registry website is acceptable)Spring Term Applicants: A copy of your Nurse Practitioner CertificationAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $940 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1044 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted. All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Additional Equipment/Lab Fees Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.