Why choose the Regis online Master of Science in Nursing WHNP degree?

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100% online, flexible learning environment

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Complete in as few as 28-36 months

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Qualify to sit for ANCC certification

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Exceed the national average NP pass rates*

*based on a 3 year aggregate (2016-2018) of Regis MSN NP pass rates

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Online Program

Providing medical services takes skill. Serving more than half of the U.S. population takes specialized expertise. That’s where the online Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Women’s Health Nursing Practice makes its mark. With our WHNP MSN, you can learn to treat women’s specialized health needs across their life cycle.

As a WHNP, you have the opportunity to work with complex issues, including pregnancy, childbirth, post-natal care, wellness examinations, family planning, and health issues that occur more commonly in women, such as breast cancer. Our industry-relevant coursework can help you learn how to promote overall health for women through nurse management or advanced practice.


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Ranked #16 Master of Science in Nursing programs

Master’s Programs Guide ranked Regis #16 in 50 Best Online Master of Science in Nursing Programs.


Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).


Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)


Designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing

Women’s Health Nurse Practice by the Numbers

$91,000 The average salary for women’s health nurse practitioners in the U.S., according to Payscale.com (2020)

2.7% The percentage of nurse practitioners who specialize in women’s health, with top clinical foci as OB/GYN (66.5%) and top practice setting as Private Group Practices (23.6%) (AANP 2019)

89% The approximate percentage of females in the U.S. between age 18-65 who had health insurance coverage in 2017, according to Nationalpartnership.org (2018)


Why choose Regis for your Master of Science in Nursing?

Reputation for Academic Excellence
The online MSN is a virtual extension of our highly regarded on-campus program, one of the largest nurse practitioner programs in Massachusetts. Our MSN is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and the National League for Nursing has recognized the Regis School of Nursing, Science & Health Professions as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education.

Supportive Environment
We’re here to support you. With several degrees of student support, no GRE requirements, and a flexible learning environment, we’re breaking down the barriers that often prevent bright minds from reaching their full potential in advanced practice. Our inclusive approach to leadership starts with our three entry points:

  • Associate Degree in Nursing to MSN
  • Non-Nursing Bachelor’s to MSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing to MSN

Nursing Expertise
At Regis, we work directly with active nursing professionals. That means we have an insider’s perspective on the leadership qualities the field demands, and we design our courses to build those skills. While other schools eliminate women’s health concentrations, we’re taking our WHNP specialization to the virtual classroom to help expand nursing expertise and leadership with this population. With our MSN, you can develop important leadership qualities, such as:

Critical thinking

Professional and interpersonal communication

Strategic planning


Organizational management

Effective decision-making


Dedication to Social Justice
Our commitment to social justice and lifelong learning isn’t summed up in one lecture; it’s woven into each course. Our MSN with a WHNP specialty is designed to help you promote lasting change in the medical field by providing women and their children the care and knowledge they need to lead healthy lifestyles and make informed health choices.


What can you do with an MSN WHNP degree?

In 2017, there were approximately 165.92 million women in the U.S., and each of these women requires specialized health services to lead a healthy life (statista.com 2019). 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:

Cardiovascular care

Geriatric care


Women’s primary care

Gynecological care

Childbirth and delivery issues

Reproductive health

Puberty and menopause

Antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum issues

Where can I work as a women’s health nurse practitioner?

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:


OB-GYN clinics

Family planning clinics

Women’s health clinics

Prenatal clinics

Women’s prisons

Private practices

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About Regis

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.