The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) education program at the University of Colorado, College of Nursing (CU) prepare graduates who are eligible for certification as Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners.
Graduates of our program are eligible to apply for certification by examination from the National Certification Corporation as board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners. Upon successful completion of the national certification exam process, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners are eligible for licensure in all 50 states, including Colorado (visit the Colorado Board of Nursing APRN application forms page), where licensure is granted as an Advanced Practice Register Nurse ( APRN).
A post-graduate certificate is available in this specialty.
Gainful Employment and Program Statistics for Post-Graduate Certificate
For more information regarding graduation rates, the median debt of students completing our certificate programs and other important information, please visit the University of Colorado Denver Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) option focuses on the health care needs of women from adolescence through older adulthood. Program content examines the comprehensive health needs of women: gynecological, prenatal, post-partum care, common minor and acute health problems, as well as influences that affect women's lives. The WHNP program is based on in-depth knowledge of nursing and scientific theory, physiology and pathophysiology, research utilization, and clinical decision-making. A minimum of 630 hours of clinical practicum are required; these hours are available in a variety of women's health, primary care, and specialty settings.