Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (Graduate Certificate)

An admissions moratorium is currently in effect for this program.

The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner graduate certificate program is designed to prepare nurse practitioners or certified nurse-midwives to additionally practice as women's health nurse practitioners in the primary care of women throughout their life span. This certificate program provides nurses with essential knowledge and skills in women's health care. Courses focus on integrating advanced health assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, women's health primary care clinical care and management as well as concepts of complicated obstetric and gynecologic care and acute and chronic care. Specific clinical experiences in these courses are tailored to meet the needs of individual graduate certificate students. Students will be expected to acquire approximately 600 hours of women's health care clinical experience as required to meet the specialty competencies and the requirements to take the Women's Health Nurse Practitioner national certification examination from the National Certification Corporation (NCC).

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Students must also meet the following criteria for admission:

  1. completion of a graduate (Master's or doctoral) degree in Nursing;
  2. current Michigan Registered Nurse licensure;
  3. three letters of reference; and
  4. a personal goal statement.

An admissions moratorium is currently in effect for this program.

This certificate requires a minimum of eighteen credits which must be earned within three years with no transfer credit accepted. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be achieved. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Nursing and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees. 

Course Requirements

NUR 7225Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management I2
NUR 7226Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management II8
NUR 7227Pathophysiology, Clinical Care and Management III8
Total Credits18