Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Online Program
Kent State's Women's Health Nurse Practitioner master's concentration will prepare you to provide the highest level of primary nursing care for women involving health promotion and disease prevention.
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) students gain competency in advanced nursing management of common acute and chronic conditions.
You will 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 will also learn clinical judgment and primary care skills through faculty mentorship and clinical preceptors in a variety of ambulatory care settings and specialty clinics.
In this role, you may be employed in medical centers, physician's offices, free clinics, Planned Parenthood clinics, administration, and education.
Why Kent State?
Expert faculty. Students receive faculty mentorship and advising from nationally certified advanced practice nurses, as well as active researchers with decades of experience.
Excellent online courses.
Maximum flexibility. Choose the path that is best for you – MSN or DNP.
Credibility. Kent State’s graduate program is recognized by employers and universities around the world for its excellence.
Hands-on learning. Students complete clinical practicum hours in the state in which they reside with qualified preceptors in a wide variety of settings.
Our Commitment to Online Learning
Courses are 100% online – students are never required to come to campus.
We also offer a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner post-master's certificate for nurses who already hold a Master's degree or higher in nursing.
Meet the Faculty
Learn more about the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner course instructors:
Alisha Lickwar WHNP-BC, MSN, RN
Course Coordinator Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program
Proudly CCNE Accredited
The MSN, DNP, and Post-graduate APRN certificates at Kent State are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education†. Kent State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Kent State: An NLN Center of Excellence
Kent State University is a three-time designated Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (2013-2017, 2017-2022, 2022-2026). We are recognized in the "Advancing the Science of Nursing Education" category for our dedication to innovative and evidence-based nursing education.
Online Learning at Kent State
E-learning is unparalleled at Kent State University.
Kent State online students have access to the same resources as on-campus students, without ever stepping foot on campus. From applying to the program to applying for graduation, Kent State provides the tools to complete these tasks online.
Although there are no on-campus requirements, online students are more than welcome to visit our campus in Kent, Ohio (or take a virtual tour online). You will be invited to various events throughout your time at Kent State, including our pinning (Convocation) and graduation (Commencement) ceremonies.
Some of the benefits to earning your graduate degree online from Kent State include:
- Courses developed by expert faculty and delivered via Canvas, industry-leading learning management systems (LMSs).
- Small class sizes and individualized attention from nurse educators with decades of practical experience.
- Innovative learning activities tailored to the online environment.
- 24/7 technical support through Kent State’s TechHelp.
- Tests and exams proctored virtually – no need to go to a testing center.
- FlashLine, the university’s centralized portal system, will allow you to schedule classes, track your degree progress, schedule advising appointments, pay your tuition, and more right from your computer.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Kent State University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Kent State University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) concentrations within the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program and APRN Certificates, along with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-to-DNP) program qualify graduates to sit for national APRN certification and APRN licensure in Ohio. States other than Ohio may have additional requirements to apply for or obtain an APRN license, including but not limited to specific state examinations, letters of recommendation, or proof of completion of an accredited nursing program. The College of Nursing is in the process of collecting information from all states and has not yet made a determination whether graduates from the Kent State University College of Nursing MSN, Certificate, and BSN-to-DNP programs meet the requirements for APRN licensure outside the state of Ohio.