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Advanced Practice Nursing, Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Specialty

The Women's Health  advanced practice nursing specialty prepares you to provide comprehensive wellness care, as well as acute, episodic, and chronic care to women as older adolescent, adult, and older adult patients.

School of Nursing Programs Offering the Women's Health Specialty

The dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) specialty is designed for students who want to provide primary care to patients from adolescence through the adult years, with a particular focus on gender-related aspects of health and wellness.

As a graduate of this track, you'll be prepared to work in non-acute primary care settings and in various women's and reproductive health specialty settings (e.g. OB-GYN, infertility, family planning). Your unique skill set will allow you to bring both breadth and depth to the clinical care of patients, especially those who identify as female or present for care related to their sexual and reproductive health needs.

Key Strengths

Our faculty members are active practitioners who bring the latest best practices in care into the classroom. In addition, they're helping to shape the future of health care through their research, scholarship and advocacy. The rigorous dual Adult-Gerontology/Women's Health NP program promotes close bonds with faculty and fellow students.

Boston is one of the best locations in the world in which to study to become a health professional. At the MGH Institute, you'll enjoy access to clinical placements at locations including:

  • Planned Parenthood health centers
  • OB-GYN clinics in underserved communities in Boston and throughout New England
  • Specialty clinics (e.g. infertility, transgender care, breast and gynecological cancers, urogynecology, adolescent health)

You'll also have superb access to clinical rotations in clinical areas or with patient populations that interest you.

A Path to Board Certification

Program graduates are eligible to take the National Certification Corporation's Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner examination and the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam from either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

In recent years, 95 to 100 percent of our graduates have passed the Women's Health Care exam. In 2016, 100% percent of our graduates passed the ANCC's Adult-Gerontology exam.

Career Opportunities

Adult-gerontology/women's health NPs can work in a range of settings, including:

  • Community health centers
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Private practices
  • College health centers
  • Planned Parenthood health centers
  • OB-GYN and other specialty clinics

Meet Our Faculty

 

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