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MSN – Women’s Health
At a Glance
A women’s health nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with an advanced degree in the diagnosis and management of common and complex medical conditions in women. The women’s health program prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in a variety of environments, including private practice, public health, family planning organizations, and reproductive health.
How to Become a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
- Complete an Associate’s Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing.
- Earn a Registered Nurse Certification.
- Enroll and complete a MSN in women’s health.
- Obtain certification in women’s health and proper licensure (requirements vary by state).
Women’s Health Program Description
- Students study the primary care of women, including reproductive and gynecologic health.
- Program requirements include students having an RN license and completed an advanced nursing program for an accredited educational institution.
- Curriculum includes the study of women’s nursing practice, pathophysiology, research application, pharmacology, and clinical decision-making skills.
- Clinical experience prepares students to work with diverse populations of women in different healthcare settings such as primary care clinics, community health centers, hospitals, school/college health clinics, health departments, and business/employee health settings.
Salary and Job Setting
- Estimated Salary: $51,649 – $92,072 (determined by place of employment and area of specialty), according to Payscale.com.
- Job Setting: Hospitals, private offices, outpatient centers, emergency and community-based health services, primary care clinics, and schools.