Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner | Kent State University

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner concentration prepares students with the skills necessary to give broad, comprehensive care within legal parameters to women across the life span in ambulatory settings. You’ll learn how to practice directly or in collaboration with other health professional to provide continuity of health care and to maximize the effectiveness of community and health care system services. You’ll also learn clinical judgment and primary care skills through faculty mentorship and clinical preceptors in a variety of ambulatory care settings and specialty clinics.

The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner role focuses on primary care for women. Primary care is first access to comprehensive care involving health promotion or disease prevention and nursing management of common acute and chronic conditions. You may work in medical centers, physician's offices, free clinics, Planned Parenthood clinics, administration, and education.

As a Women's Health NP student, we offer you:

  • A flexible curriculum, 100% online courses, and full- and part-time options
  • Mentorship and advising from faculty that are active researchers in their field
  • Fall and spring semester start dates
  • A program that is known for its intellectual rigor and clinical quality

The WHNP concentration at the master's level is a minimum of 42 credit hours, and can be completed in as little as two (2) years, or if part time, in three to three-and-a-half-years (3 - 3.5).


All successful graduates of the Women's Health NP concentration possess educational requirements to apply for the NCC exam for the Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner.

Interim Concentration Coordinator

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Post-Master's Certificate

Kent State's College of Nursing offers post-master's nursing certificate programs for individuals who hold a Master's Degree in nursing. View information, requirements, and employment information for the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate