Post-Master Certificate - Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner

The Women's Health/Gender Related Nurse Practitioner Post-Masters Certificate program provides MSN prepared nurses and healthcare professionals with advanced female lifespan specialization. The program places an additional emphasis on reproductive and gynecologic health needs of women and their partners. Graduates are qualified to provide a myriad of gender related services, ranging from well-woman care to prenatal and postpartum care, and common and complex women's health issues. Courses focus on health promotion and disease prevention in both primary settings and women's health specialty practices.

Developed and taught by the acclaimed faculty at Drexel's nationally ranked College of Nursing and Health Professions, the WH/GRNP certificate prepares nurse practitioners for roles as advanced-practice clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary healthcare environment.

Key Program Features

  • Synchronous online lectures offer a highly-interactive learning format that challenges and engages students
  • Fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)*
  • An experienced and board certified faculty from Drexel’s acclaimed College of Nursing and Health Professions 
  • Upon completion of the program, students are eligible for Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification through the National Certification Corporation (NCC)
The WH/GRNP program produces highly competent, confident, and well prepared advanced nurse practitioners. This high-quality degree demands a major commitment of time by advanced practicing nursing students and combines the convenience of rigorous synchronous online didactic classes with a clinical component to effectively teach students to diagnose and manage health promotion and health issues of women from adolescence to older adulthood.**

On-Campus Requirements

The College of Nursing and Health Professions' NP faculty members are committed to quality and excellence in all online Nurse Practitioner programs. In order to maintain the preeminence of these degrees, campus visits are essential to the program. The on-campus visits include:

  • NURS 690 - WHNP I: Summer Residency (2-5 days)
  • NURS 691 - WHNP II: Fall Simulation Experience (2 days)
  • NURS 692 - WHNP III: Winter Simulation Experience (2 days)
  • NURS 693 - WHNP IV: Spring Residency (2-5 days)
During the residency visits, students will participate in simulated clinical learning experiences conducted in the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary patient simulation lab. These visits allow professors to offer students direct support, guidance, and mentoring while providing students with the opportunity to interact with faculty members and collaborate with their peers.