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  • 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 Features

    • Synchronous online lectures offer a highly-interactive learning format that challenges and engages students
    • 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)
    • The post-graduate APRN certificate at Drexel University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    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 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              
    bga28@drexel.edu


    *Online Nurse Practitioner programs are offered only on a part-time basis.
    *State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    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 Pathophysiology3.0
    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
    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
    Total Credits37.0

    View 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 license
      • Licensed, certified, and practicing Nurse Practitioners seeking certification in an alternate specialty are eligible to apply for the Spring term as well as the Fall term

      Required Documents

      With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

      • 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)
      • Spring Term Applicants: A copy of your Nurse Practitioner Certification
      • Additional 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 rate applies only to new online students.
        • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • 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

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