University of Missouri-Kansas City

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

Quick Facts


Graduate certificate (post-master's certificate)

Delivery Mode

Blended, some campus visits required

Standard credit hours


Standard estimated cost



1-2 courses per semester


18 months to 2 years

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

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The women's health nurse practitioner (WHNP) track prepares students for advanced practice nursing in the management of gynecological, prenatal and primary care of women. Advanced practice nurses (APRNs) provide high-quality health care services in a wide range of problems from acute, chronic and wellness care to health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling. The core courses provide a solid foundation in the use of evidence based practice guidelines and theory as a basis for the diagnosis and treatment of illness and the promotion of wellness. Clinical experiences are precepted in community or outpatient settings.
A woman patient meeting with a women's health nurse practitioner.

Career Prospects

Graduates take the national certification exam for their specialty and practice as a nurse practitioner in any area of the United States.


Employment growth


Median salary

Program Structure

This plan provides a seamless transition to the DNP program, for those graduates wanting to apply.

Delivery of this program is blended: You will complete most course work online, but on-campus visits are required. Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in 18 months to two years.

Course work includes:

  • Primary care of women
  • Advanced health assessment skills
  • Pharmacology across the lifespan


The University of Missouri-Kansas City is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.

The post-master's certificate at the School of Nursing and Health Studies is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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