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Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Postgraduate Certificate

School of Nursing
School of Nursing
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Contact Information
School of Nursing, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Program Type: Post-baccalaureate credit certificate/licensure/endorsement
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 12
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Ad Hlth/Wmn Hlth Care Nrs Pract Certificate
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The postgraduate certificate program in nursing offers students with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or other graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area the opportunity to complete an additional area of study. Completion of required coursework and practice hours provides eligibility to take certification examinations.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
A D.N.P. or other accredited graduate degree in a clinical nursing specialty area is required for admission to this program.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
All applicants must have a current registered nurse license.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants are required to submit transcripts from all institutions where post-secondary credit was earned, reference materials containing an Admission Reference Form and personal letter of reference from two separate individuals, two essays, a current curriculum vitae/resume, a current registered nurse license, and English language proficiency scores (if applicable). Application deadlines for this certificate are a priority deadline of November 1, with rolling admissions on a space available basis until March 1.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 1 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Please contact the School of Nursing for detailed information about the requirements for this certificate.
Courses may include:
NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum (1.0 cr)
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I (3.0 cr)
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I (1.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6926 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health for WHNP Practicum I (1.0 cr)
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II (2.0-3.0 cr)
NURS 6927 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health II (2.0 cr)
NURS 6928 - Adv Concepts in Women's Health II WHNP Prac (1.0 cr)
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk (2.0 cr)
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum (2.0 cr)
NURS 7310 - WHNP Clinical and Professional Integration (2.0 cr)
 
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NURS 6305 - Women's Reproductive Health Care
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of theory/evidence to holistic practice in women's health. Emphasis placed on theoretical knowledge/skills related to caring for common reproductive health needs of women throughout life cycle. Sociopolitical context of women's lives integrated throughout. prereq: DNP student
NURS 6306 - Women's Reproductive Health Practicum
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Clinical experience in women's reproductive health setting to develop basic skills in providing holistic, safe, competent care, including history taking, physical examination, patient education specific to women's reproductive health issues across lifespan. prereq: [6305 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6305]
NURS 6501 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of common acute and stable chronic conditions for the primary care populations. Role of the advanced practice nurse, process of clinical reasoning and decision-making, and independent and collaborative practice health care plans, utilizing evidence-based practice. prereq: DNP student or instr consent
NURS 6925 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health Care I
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 6305, 6306, 6501
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course builds on foundational theoretical and evidence-based content to develop advanced assessment and care planning competencies in working with patients with complex gynecological and pregnancy-related conditions. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6501
NURS 6926 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health for WHNP Practicum I
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Develop advanced women's health assessment/planning skills. Experience working with women who have complex gynecological/pregnancy-related conditions. prereq: WHNP DNP student, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6925, 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306
NURS 6502 - Assessment and Management of Health for Advanced Practice Nurses, II
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced practice nursing. Health promotion and data-based assessment/management of patient's acute and chronic health conditions. Physical, psychosocial, and pharmacological intervention. Age-related variation. prereq: Nurs 5228
NURS 6927 - Advanced Concepts in Women's Health II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Advanced concepts in gender-specific health care over adult lifespan and common primary health care issues. Utilization of evidence based integrative therapies and inter-professional practice competencies to promote positive outcomes in women's health populations. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6928, CSPH 5101, current DNP WHNP student
NURS 6928 - Adv Concepts in Women's Health II WHNP Prac
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Expands on advanced assessment/management skills in women's health through individualized patient centered care that encompasses primary health issues utilizing integrative approaches/interprofessional practice to promote positive outcomes in women's health populations. prereq: 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6927, CSPH 5101, DNP WHNP student
NURS 6213 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evidence based, theoretical/epidemiologic basis for advanced practice nursing care of women with complex reproductive health problems requiring multidisciplinary interventions. Selected high-risk gynecologic/perinatal conditions. prereq: (NM and WHNP) N6305, N6306, 6501, (NM only) 6210/6211, 6212 (WHNP only) 6502, 7504, 7505, 6929
NURS 6214 - Reproductive Healthcare for Women at Risk Practicum
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Apply advanced assessment/management skills in care of women/infants at risk for medical/psychosocial problems. Gain experience in management of selected high-risk perinatal conditions. prereq: WHNP DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6926 Nurse-Midwife DNP student, Nurs 5222, 5228, 5229, 5200, 6305, 6306, 6925, 6210, 6211
NURS 7310 - WHNP Clinical and Professional Integration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Integration of the clinical and professional role of the women's health nurse practitioner, including understanding of the role of the WHNP in leadership, legislation, and policy. prereq: WHNP DNP student in final semester, passed all courses, no incomplete credits