Our curriculum can prepare you for new leadership opportunities.
We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with three entry points:
- Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
- Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN
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Length: 28-36 months
Total Credits: 46-61
Upcoming Start Dates:
Hear what our students are saying:
“My experience with Regis surpassed all of my expectations. The curriculum was comprehensive, well formulated, had small class sizes promoting relationships among students and faculty that facilitated and supported learning. The program prepared me well for board certification and I was pleased with the availability and expertise of the faculty.”
– Alison Tetrault, online MSN student
What can you do with an MSN WHNP degree?
In 2019, there were approximately 166.7 million women in the U.S., and each of these women requires specialized health services to lead a healthy life (U.S. Census Bureau). As a women’s health nurse practitioner, you can help provide the services and counseling that women need to achieve that goal. With our online WHNP-focused MSN, you can develop the skills to undertake a variety of duties, including:
Delivering primary care to women
Providing family planning assistance and counseling
Conducting wellness examinations, such as PAP smears, mammograms, and sexual health screenings
Interpreting medical histories
Delivering prenatal care through supplements and monitoring
Diagnosing acute illnesses and develop treatment plans
Women’s health tackles a broad spectrum of issues and illnesses that affect the female population. To narrow your focus even further, you can specialize beyond general women’s health upon graduation. Your options for increased specialization include:
Women’s primary care
Childbirth and delivery issues
Puberty and menopause
Antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum issues
Where do women’s health nurse practitioners work?
Like all nurse practitioners, WHNPs are in high demand due to an influx of newly insured patients, our rapidly aging population, and higher standards in primary care. Women’s health nurse practitioners are also needed worldwide to help prevent illnesses that affect women at a higher rate, such as breast cancer and the Zika virus. This means that WHNPs can apply their skills in a variety of work settings, including:
Family planning clinics
Women’s health clinics
Meet Our Faculty
Cassandra Godzik, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Associate Dean, Graduate Online NursingView Full Bio of Cassandra Godzik, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Jessica Abernathy, DNP, WHNP, CNM
WHNP Program Director and Assistant ProfessorView Full Bio of Jessica Abernathy, DNP, WHNP, CNM
As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health care that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health care landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.
“In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally, and internationally.”
President Dr. Antoinette Hays, RN, Ph.D.
When you choose Regis, you join a closely-knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you have the opportunity to build a solid health care foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise you need to expand your skills and perspective. Prepare to enter in-demand fields such as nursing and health administration confidently with an education of the highest standard.
Let’s move forward
Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path. Fill out our form to learn more about our program options or to get started on your advanced health care degree today.